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The salient point is, casualty is certain. Proximity to the site determines number of fatalities and casualties, regardless of eruption type. Consider this: Pyroclastic surges can reach speeds of 1050 km/h.

There isn't a plan devised by man to evacuate every persons within that perimeter to safety.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Mon Apr 19th, 2010 at 11:25:33 AM EST
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Of course, but I still have no idea how they came up with a figure of 8.000 deaths. An eruption on the scale of 2.000 BC might kill millions. And the ranking seems to take into account only the damag caused, and not the probability  of it happening - the latter is just as hard to estimate, but surely just as important for an insurance company.

The Italian papers have all been covering this report, perhaps with a feeling of being number 1 (not to mention 3 and 4 as well).

by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Mon Apr 19th, 2010 at 02:27:13 PM EST
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Fair enough.

You want the formula. If I can find the formula of levelized cost of energy, you too can find the formula  for mortality "attributed to catastrophic event x" somewhere in the innerboobz.

Via con dios.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Wed Apr 21st, 2010 at 01:45:41 PM EST
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as the case may be.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Wed Apr 21st, 2010 at 01:48:59 PM EST
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