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Nicaragua - Disaster Statistics

Data related to human and economic losses from disasters that have occurred between 1980 and 2010.

Natural Disasters from 1980 - 2010


Overview

No of events: 56
No of people killed: 4,267
Average killed per year: 138
No of people affected: 3,027,928
Average affected per year: 97,675
Economic Damage (US$ X 1,000): 1,881,072
Economic Damage per year (US$ X 1,000): 60,680


Natural Disaster Occurence Reported



Average Disaster Per Year

Drought: 0.13
Earthquake*: 0.13
Epidemic: 0.26
Extreme temp: ...
Flood: 0.42
Insect infestation: ...
Mass mov. dry: ...
Mass mov. wet: 0.03
Volcano: 0.13
Storm: 0.61
Wildfire: 0.10




Top 10 Natural Disasters Reported


Affected People

Disaster Date Affected (no. of people)
Storm 1998 868,228
Storm 1988 360,278
Volcano 1992 300,075
Drought 1997 290,000
Storm 2007 188,726
Drought 2001 188,000
Storm 1993 123,000
Flood 1999 107,105
Flood 1990 106,411
Drought 1994 75,000

Killed People

Disaster Date Killed (no. of people)
Storm 1998 3,332
Storm 2007 188
Earthquake* 1992 179
Storm 1988 130
Storm 1982 71
Flood 2010 66
Storm 1996 42
Storm 1995 38
Storm 1993 37
Mass mov. wet 2004 29

Economic Damages

Disaster Date Cost (US$ X 1,000)
Storm 1998 987,700
Storm 1988 400,000
Storm 1982 356,000
Wildfire 1991 80,000
Earthquake* 1992 25,000
Drought 1994 16,000
Storm 1996 10,000
Drought 1997 2,000
Storm 2000 1,000
Storm 2001 1,000



Statistics Per Event


Killed People

Drought: ...
Earthquake*: 46.50
Epidemic: 4.38
Extreme temp: ...
Flood: 10.08
Insect infestation: ...
Mass mov. dry: ...
Mass mov. wet: 29.00
Volcano: 0.25
Storm: 204.47
Wildfire: ...

Affected People

Drought: 138,250.00
Earthquake*: 3,473.50
Epidemic: 2,399.13
Extreme temp: ...
Flood: 30,603.46
Insect infestation: ...
Mass mov. dry: ...
Mass mov. wet: 5,769.00
Volcano: 79,442.50
Storm: 89,708.26
Wildfire: 5,333.33

Economic Damages

Drought: 4,500.00
Earthquake*: 6,250.00
Epidemic: ...
Extreme temp: ...
Flood: 42.31
Insect infestation: ...
Mass mov. dry: ...
Mass mov. wet: ...
Volcano: 180.50
Storm: 92,463.16
Wildfire: 26,666.67


Statistics By Disasters Type


Percentage of reported people killed by disaster type

Percentage of reported people affected by disaster type




Estimated economic damages reported by disaster type (US$ X 1,000)

*: Including tsunami


More information and data on: www.emdat.be/

Source of data: "EM-DAT: The OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database, Université catholique de Louvain, Brussels, Bel."
Data version: v11.08

Data displayed does not imply national endorsement
Desinventar
Nicaragua's nationally produced disaster loss database of large, medium and small scale disaster damages.