Natural disasters in the Lower Mekong 1990-2015

This dataset was built from search criteria on the EM-DAT database to find the number of floods, storms, droughts and earthquakes per years int he five Lower Mekong countries. Source: EM-DAT: The OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database – www.emdat.be – Université Catholique de Louvain – Brussels – Belgium.

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Additional Info

Field Value
Dataset topic category Disasters and emergency response
Language
  • English
Use limitations "The reproduction and communication of the information obtained using the EM-DAT is authorised by any means and in all forms, provided that the source is mentioned clearly as follows: “EM-DAT: The OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database – www.emdat.be – Université Catholique de Louvain – Brussels – Belgium." http://emdat.be/copyright-cred-2015
Dataset reference date 01/19/2016
Temporal extent's start date 01/01/1990
Temporal extent's end date 12/31/2015
GeoNames
  • Cambodia
  • Viet Nam
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Thailand
  • Myanmar
Logical Consistency No known consistency issues. Note: Earthquake classification includes ground movement and tsunami.
Process Step From the EM-DAT website, using the Advanced Search function, report and download the data for the Period (select: from: 1990, to: 2015), Country level (select: Cambodia, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Myanmar, Thailand, Viet Nam), and Disaster classification (select: Climatological>Drought, Hydrological>Flood, Meteorological>Storm, Geophysical>Earthquake). Click the "Save results as CSV file" button to download. Opening the original CSV file, the Occurences column for each year and country was saved into this Excel file.
Lineage EM-DAT: The OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database – www.emdat.be – Université Catholique de Louvain – Brussels – Belgium.
Responsible party ODI Researcher: David Hill. EM-DAT: School of Public Health, http://emdat.be/contact-us
Attributes Excel spreadsheet with two tabs, one containing the data, and the other the source and notes.
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Date Uploaded April 8, 2016, 06:37 (UTC)
Date Modified April 8, 2016, 06:56 (UTC)