Top 10 Costliest U.S. Earthquakes By Inflation-Adjusted Insured Losses (1)

($ millions)

        Insured losses (2)  
Rank Date Location Overall losses when occurred Dollars when occurred In 2017 dollars (3) Fatalities
1 Jan. 17, 1994 California: Northridge, Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley, Ventura, Orange $44,000 $15,300 $25,635 61
2 Apr. 18, 1906 California: San Francisco, Santa Rosa, San Jose 525 180 4,499 (4) 3,000
3 Oct. 17, 1989 California: Loma Prieta, Santa Cruz, San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley, Silicon Valley 10,000 960 1,872 68
4 Feb. 28, 2001 Washington: Olympia, Seattle, Tacoma; Oregon 2,000 300 418 1
5 Mar. 27-28, 1964 Alaska: Anchorage, Kodiak Island, Seward, Valdez, Portage, Whittier, Cordova, Homer, Seldovia 540 45 357 131
6 Feb. 9, 1971 California: San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles 550 35 215 65
7 Oct. 1, 1987 California: Los Angeles, Whittier 360 75 159 8
8 Aug. 24, 2014 California: Napa, Vallejo, Solano, Sonoma, American Canyon 700 150 154 1
9 Apr. 4, 2010 California: San Diego, Calexico, El Centro, Los Angeles, Imperial; Arizona: Phoenix, Yuma 150 100 112 0
10 Sep. 3, 2000 California: Napa 80 50 71 0
(1) Costliest U.S. earthquakes occurring from 1950 to 2017, based on insured losses when occurred. Includes the 1906 San Francisco, California, earthquake, for which reliable insured losses are available. (2) Based on property losses including, if applicable, agricultural, offshore, marine, aviation and National Flood Insurance Program losses in the United States and may differ from data shown elsewhere. (3) Inflation-adjusted to 2017 dollars by the Insurance Information Institute using the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' Inflation Calculator. (4) Inflation-adjusted to 2017 dollars based on 1913 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data (earliest year available). Source: © 2018 Munich Re, NatCatSERVICE; Insurance Information Institute.