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Modelling earthquake hazard and vulnerability in China

China is at risk from multiple natural hazards, of which earthquakes represent the most geographically widespread threat to the country, and there is a historical record of seismic activity dating back more than two millennia. During this period, earthquakes - some with magnitudes greater than 8.0 - have levelled entire cities. In 1976, for example, the Tangshan earthquake resulted in the loss of over 240,000 lives and the destruction of more than 9 million buildings, including 93% of reside