The earthquake that struck Italy on Wednesday morning took almost 40 lives and re-opened the question of seismic areas of the world.
Indeed, what is the risk of natural disasters in various countries of the world? Last year’s Report on the risk of natural disasters in the world, which was published by the Department of the United Nations that is responsible for the environment and human safety (UNU-EHS), says that Italy is among the European countries with highest risks.
The report included 173 countries, and Italy has an index of 4.88 that it will be hit by an earthquake, storm, floods, droughts, etc.
What we should be more concerned about are the predictions for BiH. According to this study – with an index of 6.42 – our country is even more risky than Italy!
On the European continent, more “dangerous” than BiH are only Romania (6.61), Greece (7.36), Serbia (7.53), the Netherlands (8.76) and Albania (10.01).
The safest countries of the world are Qatar (0.1), Malta (0.61), Barbados (1.16), Saudi Arabia (1.32), Grenada (1.44), Iceland (1.55), Kiribati (1 , 78), Bahrain (1.81), United Arab Emirates (2.1), Sweden (2.26), Finland (2.28), Egypt (2.34), Norway (3.35) etc.
Take a look at the map.