Cultures of Disaster: Society and Natural Hazards in the Philippines

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General map of the Philippines xviii
3.1 Recorded Philippine earthquakes 1565-1980 37
3.2 Recorded Philippine earthquakes 1920-1975 38
3.3 Recorded Philippine earthquakes by region 1565-1970 39
3.4 Recorded Philippine volcanic eruptions by region 1565-1980 40
3.5 Recorded Philippine tropical cyclones 1565-1930 43
3.6 Seasonality of tropical cyclones 1880-98 44
3.7 Percentage monthly variation of tropical cyclones 1880-1994 45
3.8 Recorded tropical cyclones by region 1903-18 46
3.9 Recorded storms in the vicinity of Manila 1888-97 47
3.10 Recorded floods 1691-1911 48
3.11 Recorded floods by region 1691-1911 49
3.12 Rainfall (June-August) around Manila 1865-1919 51
3.13 Amount of typhoon and earthquake insurances as a percentage of the total 1911-27 59
4.1 Comparison of number of landslides to percentage of forest 1970-99 64
4.2 Numbers of people affected by typhoons 1970-99 68
4.3 Families and persons affected by lahars 1991-94 71
4.4 Number of people affected by floods 1973-99 74
4.5 Casualties caused by natural hazards 1970-99 78
4.6 Persons affected by natural hazards 1970-99 (’000s) 79
4.7 Houses partially or totally destroyed by natural hazards 1970-99 80
4.8 Comparison of people affected and cost of damages to population by region 1993-97 80
5.1 Comparison of damages caused by destructive typhoons to relief assistance 87
5.2 Persons evacuated as a result of typhoons 1974-95 89
5.3 Comparison of average annual log production to rate of under-reporting 1955-90 95
5.4 Annual percentage change in GDP (at constant 1985 prices) 1988-99 103

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