Global Catastrophes, 2015
  Number of incidents Deaths Insured loss ($ millions)
Storms 102 2,011 $20,624
Floods 55 2,528 4,306
Drought, bush fires, heat waves 23 4,955 2,043
Earthquakes 13 9,500 510
Hail 3 0 306
Cold, frost 1 21 0
Other natural catastrophes 1 350 0
Total natural catastrophes 198 19,365 $27,789
Man-made disasters 155 6,994 $8,983
All catatrophes (1) 353 26,359 $36,772
(1) Based on events classified by Swiss Re as a catastrophe. The threshold is $19.7 million in insured losses for maritime disasters, $39.3 million for aviation disasters and $48.8 million for other losses or $97.7 million in total economic losses; or at least 20 dead or missing, 50 injured or 2,000 made homeless. Source: Swiss Re, sigma,1/2016.