Global Catastrophes, 2016

 

  Number of incidents Deaths Insured loss ($ millions)
Storms 82 1,640 $20,344
Floods 65 3,336 5,694
Drought, bush fires, heat waves 16 340 4,664
Earthquakes 16 1,386 9,046
Hail 6 0 6,236
Cold, frost 5 158 0
Other natural catastrophes 1 24 0
Total natural catastrophes 191 6,884 $45,944
Man-made disasters 136 4,014 $7,797
All catatrophes (1) 327 10,864 $53,516
(1) Based on events classified by Swiss Re as a catastrophe. The threshold is $19.9 million in insured losses for maritime disasters, $39.8 million for aviation disasters and $49.5 million for other losses or $99.0 million in total economic losses; or at least 20 dead or missing, 50 injured or 2,000 made homeless. Source: Swiss Re, sigma, 2/2017.