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Top 10 Deadliest World Natural Catastrophes, 2021 (1)

 

Rank Date Country Event Deaths
1 Aug. 14 Haiti Earthquake 2,248
2 Jun. 1-Oct. 31 India Seasonal floods 1,282
3 Jun. 26-Jun. 30 Western North America Heatwave 1,029
4 Jun. 1-Sep. 30 China Seasonal floods 545
5 Dec. 16-18 Phillipines, Vietnam Typhoon Rai 410
6 Apr. 3-12 Indonesia, Timor-Leste, Australia Cyclone Seroja 276
7 Feb. 12-20 United States Polar Vortex Event 235
8 July. 12-18 Western and Central Europe Flooding 227
9 Oct. 25-Nov. 30 India, Sri Lanka Flooding 217
10 Feb. 7-8 India Flooding 205
All other events       ~4,000
Total       ~10,500

(1) Natural disasters that cause at least 10 deaths. As of January 2022.
(2) Includes severe convective storms such as thunderstorms, tornadoes and hailstorms, straight-line winds and flooding that could occur with these storms.

~ =Approximately.

Source: Aon.

 
Top 10 Deadliest World Natural Catastrophes, 2018 (1)

 

Rank Date Country Event Deaths
1 Sep. 28 Indonesia Sulawesi earthquake and tsunami 2,256
2 Aug. 28 India India monsoon; excludes Kerala floods 1,100
3 Aug. 5 Indonesia North Lombok earthquake 560
4 Dec. 22 Indonesia Anak Krakatau/Sunda Strait tsunami 437
5 Aug. 20 India Kerala floods 324
6 Jul. 8 Japan Japan floods 246
7 May 31 Kenya Flooding 226
8 Jun. 7 Guatemala Fuego Volcano eruption 190
9 Jun. 20 Pakistan Karachi heatwave 180
10 Jul. 25 Japan, South Korea, China East Asia heatwave 180

(1) Natural disasters that cause at least 10 deaths. As of September 13, 2019.

Source: Aon.

 
Top 10 Deadliest World Natural Catastrophes, 2019 (1)

 

Rank Date Country Event Deaths
1 Jun.-Oct. India India monsoon floods 1,750
2 Mar. 4-17 Southern Africa Cyclone Idai 1,303
3 Jun.-Jul. China China seasonal flooding 300
4 Oct.-Dec. East Africa East Africa floods 216
5 Jul. 9-31 Bangladesh Flooding 210
6 Mar. 16-18 Indonesia  Flooding 194
7 Apr. 15-17 India, Pakistan, Afghanistan Severe weather (2) 146
8 Jul.-Aug. Pakistan Flooding 143
9 Oct. Central Africa Central Africa floods 118
10 Jul.-Aug. Nepal Flooding 118
All other events       6,500
Total       11,000

(1) Natural disasters that cause at least 10 deaths. As of January 2020.
(2 ) Includes severe convective storms such as thunderstorms, tornadoes and hailstorms, straight-line winds and flooding that could occur with these storms.

Source: Aon.