United States of America

population

316,128,839

WB, 2012

Population density

34.6p/KM2

WB, 2012

Gross Domestic Product (GDP)

16,800,000.000

WB, 2012

Capital stock - M. USD

55,312,168

WB, 2012

Social expenditure - M. USD

4,256,503

WB, 2012

Total Reserves - M. USD

133,533.510

WB, 2012

Basic Country Statistics and Indicators (2014)

What's this?
- Population, GDP, GFCF, Gross savings, Total reserves (World Bank Development indicators. http://data.worldbank.org/ More information can be found in "Indicators definitions and sources".)
- Capital stock (Global Exposure Database 2014. Di Bono, 2014)
- Social expenditure (International Labour Organisation, ILO: Total Social Protection expenditure, 2012; Public Health Care expenditure, 2012; World Bank Development indicators, Public Education expenditure, 2011)
- Rule of law, Government effectiveness, Voice and accountability, Control of corruption (World Bank Governance indicators. http://data.worldbank.org/)
- Pop living in slums (Indicadores de los Objetivos del Desarrollo del Milenio http://mdgs.un.org/unsd/mdg/SeriesDetail.aspx?srid=710)
- Ecological footprint (Global Footprint Network www.footprintnetwork.org)
- Environmental performance index, Forest change (Environmental Performance Index, Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy, Yale University and Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN); Columbia University http://epi.yale.edu)
Population people 316,128,839
Urban % Total population 81.277
Rural % Total population 18.723
Urban population growth % Annual 0.924
Population density People / km2 34.6
GDP (Gross Domestic Product) US$ 16,800,000.000
GDP per capita US$ 53,041.981
Capital stock Million US$ 55,312,168
GFCF (Gross Fixed Capital Formation) Million US$ 3,131,630.203
Social Expenditure Million US$ 4,256,503
Gross Savings Million US$ 2,692,664.000
Total reserves Million US$ 133,533.510

Internationally Reported Losses 1990 - 2014 EMDAT

What's this?
For a disaster to be entered into the database at least one of the following criteria must be fulfilled:
- Ten (10) or more people reported killed.
- Hundred (100) or more people reported affected.
- Declaration of a state of emergency.
- Call for international assistance.

CRED EM-DAT (Feb. 2015) : The OFDA/CRED - International Disaster Database www.emdat.be Université catholique de Louvain Brussels - Belgium.

Frequency

Mortality

Economic issues

10-year moving average 2005-2014
Events 22
Deaths 477
Economic loss (,000 US$) 44,572,559

Probabilistic risk results

Average Annual Loss (AAL) by hazard

What's this?
The Average Annual Loss (AAL) is the expected loss per annum associated to the occurrence of future perils assuming a very long observation timeframe. It considers the damage caused on the exposed elements by small, moderate and extreme events and results a useful and robust metric for risk ranking and comparisons.
Hazard
 
Absolute
[Million US$]
Capital
stock [%]
GFCF
[%]
Social
exp [%]
Total
Reserves [%]
Gross
Savings [%]
Earthquake 14,458.98 0.026 0.462 0.340 10.828 0.537
Wind 19,778.35 0.036 0.632 0.465 14.812 0.735
Storm Surge 8,774.38 0.016 0.280 0.206 6.571 0.326
Tsunami 205.15 0.000 0.007 0.005 0.154 0.008
Flood 9,408.88 0.017 0.300 0.221 7.046 0.349
Multi-Hazard 52,625.74 0.095 1.680 1.236 39.410 1.954

Hazard contribution to AAL

Probable Maximum Loss (PML)

What's this?
The Probable Maximum Loss (PML) is a risk metric that represents the maximum loss that could be expected, on average, within a given number of years. PML is widely used to establish limits related to the size of reserves that, for example, insurance companies or a government should have available to buffer losses: the higher the return period, the higher the expected loss. PML always have associated a mean return period.

Mean return period in years - Values for hazard are in million US$

Hazard
 
20 50 100 250 500 1000 1500
Earthquake 346 688 1,057 1,695 2,293 2,988 3,508
Wind 82,085 165,837 217,871 262,718 293,927 316,953 339,980
Storm Surge 27,441 48,590 87,254 128,149 137,090 154,973 168,074
Tsunami 0 500 2,036 9,261 22,403 43,870 61,648

Exposure to volcano

Number of volcanoes 176
Total population living within 30km from a volcano 508,809
% of population living with 30km distance from a volcano 10

HFA Progress (Cycle 2011-2013)

What's this?
National government self-assessment on the implementation of disaster risk reduction actions and establishment of baselines on levels of progress achieved in implementing the five priorities of the Hyogo Framework for Action:
HFA Priority 1 - Making disaster risk reduction a policy priority, institutional strengthening;
HFA Priority 2 - Risk assessment and early warning systems;
HFA Priority 3 - Education, information and public awareness;
HFA Priority 4 - Reducing underlying risk factors;
HFA Priority 5 - Preparedness for effective response.

Levels:
1 - Minor progress with few signs of forward action in plans or policy;
2 - Some progress, but without systematic policy and/ or institutional commitment;
3 - Institutional commitment attained, but achievements are neither comprehensive nor substantial;
4 - Substantial achievement attained but with recognized limitations in key aspects, such as financial resources and/ or operational capacities;
5 - Comprehensive achievement with sustained commitment and capacities at all levels.
1 2 3 4 5
Priority 1 Core indicator 1
Core indicator 2
Core indicator 3
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Priority 2 Core indicator 1
Core indicator 2
Core indicator 3
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Priority 3 Core indicator 1
Core indicator 2
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Priority 4 Core indicator 1
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Priority 5 Core indicator 1
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1 2 3 4 5

INFORM 2015 Risk Index

What's this?
The INFORM model adopts the three aspects of vulnerability reflected in the UNISDR definition. The aspects of physical exposure and physical vulnerability are integrated in the hazard & exposure dimension, the aspect of fragility of the socio-economic system becomes INFORM's vulnerability dimension while lack of resilience to cope and recover is treated under the lack of coping capacity dimension.
INFORM 2015 risk index map

  Value Rank Trend
INFORM 3.13 103 EQUAL
Hazard 5.63 32 EQUAL
Vulnerability 2.13 129 EQUAL
Coping Capacity 2.57 164 EQUAL