A GLobal IDEntifier number (GLIDE) was issued every week by EM-DAT at CRED for all new disaster events that meet the EM-DAT criteria (see http://www.cred.be) from 2002-2003.

The components of a GLIDE number consist of two letters to identify the Disaster Type (e.g. EQ - earthquake); the year of the disaster; a six-digit, sequential disaster number; and the three-letter ISO code for country of occurrence. So, for example, the GLIDE number for West-India Earthquake in India is: EQ-2001-000033-IND.

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