Top 10 Deadliest World Natural Catastrophes, 2022 (1)

 

Rank Date Country Event Deaths
1 Jul. 10-20 Western, Southern and Central Europe Heatwave 15,450
2 Jun. 13-19 Western, Southern and Central Europe Heatwave 3,750
3 May 17-Oct. 31 India India seasonal floods 2,135
4 Jun. 14-Oct. 30 Pakistan Pakistan seasonal floods 1,739
5 Jun. 22 Afghanistan, Pakistan Earthquake 1,163
6 Jul. 1-Oct. 31 Nigeria Nigeria seasonal floods 660
7 Nov. 21 Indonesia Cianjur Earthquake 603
8 Apr. 8-15 South Africa KwaZulu-Natal floods 455
9 Feb. 15-16 Brazil Rio de Janeiro floods 232
10 Apr. 8-13 Phlippines Tropical Storm Megi 214
All other events       ~4,900
Total       ~31,300
(1) Natural disasters that cause at least 10 deaths. As of January 2023. (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.