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.