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    Fast Facts: Sept. 15

    • Over the past decade, about 258 million people have been affected by natural disasters worldwide every year.
    • Caused by an undersea earthquake in the Indian Ocean, the 2004 tsunami was the deadliest in history. More than 225,000 people were killed in 11 countries and communities along the coast were flooded by 100 foot waves.
    • A destructive tsunami hits the West Coast of the United States about once every 18 years.Every year an average of 10,000 people die because of earthquakes.
    • Doorways are one of the safest places to be during an earthquake because they are usually reinforced and will be the best protection from falling debris. Hold on until the quake is completely over (most casualties occur during aftershocks).

    — dosomething.org

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