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Online distribution map of major natural disasters in China (2010)

Date: 2020-04-29  Editor : houxue2018   

Map description

This map comes from the Major natural disaster Atlas of China in 2010 Surveying and Mapping Press and China Map Publishing House. The editing unit is the National Natural Resources and Geospatial Basic Information Database Project Office.

Spatial distribution of major natural disasters

Drought--North China Plain, Middle and Lower Reaches of Yangtze River Plain, Northeast China

Flood Disasters--Middle and Lower Reaches of the Yangtze River Plain and North China Plain

Earthquake Disasters--Taiwan, North China, Northwest and Southwest

Debris Flow and Landslide--Southwest China

Typhoon - Southeast Coast

Major natural disasters in different regions

North China - Drought, Flood and Earthquake

East and South China--Typhoon, Drought and Flood

Northwest-Sandstorm and Earthquake

Southwest - Earthquakes, Landslides, Debris Flows

Northeast China - Drought, Flood and Low Temperature Disasters

Main characteristics

China is one of the countries in the world where natural disasters occur widely, which has various kinds of disasters and have serious disasters.

Various types of disasters and frequent occurrence of disasters

China is situated at the intersection of two typical disaster zones in the world, with frequent disasters. There are various types of natural disasters in China, and many kinds of natural disasters occur in China all over the world, especially earthquakes, droughts, floods, typhoons and storm surges.

Natural disasters occur frequently and intensively in China. Of the 54 major natural disasters in the 20th century, China accounted for 8.

There are many kinds of disasters in our country, and the causes of secondary disasters can be summarized from the following four aspects.

China is at the intersection of two major natural disaster zones.

China is located at the junction of the Pacific plate and the Eurasian plate, with strong crustal movement.

In China, 2/3 of the area is mountainous area, and the types of landforms are complex and diverse. The unstable monsoon climate, especially the strength of Hawaiian high pressure and the speed of location movement, has led to frequent alternating drought and flood disasters in different regions of China.

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