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I'm trying to find a dataset that contains number of historical natural disasters by country in the longest lapse of time possible. Would appreciate your help.

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In the academic literature EM-DAT seems to be the standard. It is quite a comprehensive dataset covering ~21,000 disasters worldwide and going back to 1900 (don't know if that is historical enough). It also classifies disasters according to group and subgroup which can be useful.

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Natural Disasters

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NCEI archives and assimilates tsunami, earthquake and volcano data to support research, planning, response and mitigation. Long-term data, including photographs, can be used to establish the history of natural hazard occurrences and help mitigate against future events.

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