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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.

 
GLOBAL CATASTROPHES, 2012
  Number of incidents Deaths Insured loss ($ millions)
Floods 63 2,979 $2,712
Storms 61 3,129 54,065
Earthquakes 15 717 1,787
Drought, bush fires, heat waves 8 139 11,524
Cold, frost 13 1,806 250
Hail 5 NA 900
Other natural catastrophes 3 178 NA
Total natural catastrophes 168 8,948 $71,278
Man-made disasters 150 4,981 $5,960
All catastrophes (1) 318 13,929 $77,238

(1) Based on events classified by Swiss Re as a catastrophe. The threshold is $18.3 million in insured losses for maritime disasters, $36.7 million for aviation disasters and $45.5 million for other losses or at least 20 dead or missing, 50 injured or 2,000 made homeless.

NA=Data not available.

Source: Swiss Re, sigma, 2/2013.

 
GLOBAL CATASTROPHES, 2013
  Number of incidents Deaths Insured loss ($ millions)
Floods 53 8,633 $9,137
Storms 60 8,344 20,819
Earthquakes 12 1,095 45
Drought, bush fires, heat waves 8 1,335 609
Cold, frost 5 727 139
Hail 8 NA 6,164
Other natural catastrophes 4 67 134
Total natural catastrophes 150 20,201 $37,047
Man-made disasters 158 5,702 $7,870
All natural catatrophes (1) 308 25,903 $44,917

(1) Based on events classified by Swiss Re as a catastrophe. The threshold is $19.3 million in insured losses for maritime disasters, $38.6 million for aviation disasters and $48.0 million for other losses or $96 million in total economic losses; or at least 20 dead or missing, 50 injured or 2,000 made homeless.

NA=Data not available.

Source: Swiss Re, sigma, 1/2014.

 
GLOBAL CATASTROPHES, 2014


  Number of incidents Deaths Insured loss ($ millions)
Floods 61 3,064 $9,137
Storms 85 1,195 18,397
Earthquakes 15 897 313
Drought, bush fires, heat waves 10 335 150
Cold, frost 6 745 53
Hail 5 7 6,164
Other natural catastrophes 7 823 34
Total natural catastrophes 189 7,066 $27,749
Man-made disasters 147 5,711 $6,958
All catatrophes (1) 336 12,777 $34,708

(1) Based on events classified by Swiss Re as a catastrophe. The threshold is $19.6 million in insured losses for maritime disasters, $39.3 million for aviation disasters and $48.8 million for other losses or $97.6 million in total economic losses; or at least 20 dead or missing, 50 injured or 2,000 made homeless.

Source: Swiss Re, sigma, 2/2015.

 
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.