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Papua New Guinea - 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: 55
No of people killed: 3,456
Average killed per year: 111
No of people affected: 1,346,645
Average affected per year: 43,440
Economic Damage (US$ X 1,000): 178,253
Economic Damage per year (US$ X 1,000): 5,750


Natural Disaster Occurence Reported



Average Disaster Per Year

Drought: 0.06
Earthquake*: 0.39
Epidemic: 0.23
Extreme temp: ...
Flood: 0.32
Insect infestation: ...
Mass mov. dry: 0.06
Mass mov. wet: 0.26
Volcano: 0.32
Storm: 0.10
Wildfire: 0.03




Top 10 Natural Disasters Reported


Affected People

Disaster Date Affected (no. of people)
Drought 1997 500,000
Storm 2007 162,140
Volcano 1994 152,002
Flood 1992 90,000
Flood 2008 75,300
Flood 1993 54,000
Storm 1993 40,040
Drought 1980 40,000
Flood 1999 38,000
Volcano 1983 25,000

Killed People

Disaster Date Killed (no. of people)
Earthquake* 1998 2,182
Mass mov. wet 1991 200
Storm 2007 172
Epidemic 2002 122
Epidemic 1998 114
Epidemic 2009 83
Mass mov. dry 1988 76
Epidemic 2009 62
Drought 1997 60
Earthquake* 1993 53

Economic Damages

Disaster Date Cost (US$ X 1,000)
Volcano 1994 110,000
Flood 1999 43,228
Flood 1983 11,900
Earthquake* 1993 5,000
Earthquake* 1987 2,625
Flood 1993 2,500
Storm 1993 1,500
Earthquake* 1985 1,000
Earthquake* 1986 500
Drought 1980 0



Statistics Per Event


Killed People

Drought: 30.00
Earthquake*: 187.75
Epidemic: 64.00
Extreme temp: ...
Flood: 6.00
Insect infestation: ...
Mass mov. dry: 43.00
Mass mov. wet: 40.13
Volcano: 0.90
Storm: 73.00
Wildfire: ...

Affected People

Drought: 270,000.00
Earthquake*: 3,828.17
Epidemic: 1,571.57
Extreme temp: ...
Flood: 29,519.30
Insect infestation: ...
Mass mov. dry: 500.00
Mass mov. wet: 2,012.88
Volcano: 21,973.00
Storm: 69,893.33
Wildfire: 8,000.00

Economic Damages

Drought: ...
Earthquake*: 760.42
Epidemic: ...
Extreme temp: ...
Flood: 5,762.80
Insect infestation: ...
Mass mov. dry: ...
Mass mov. wet: ...
Volcano: 11,000.00
Storm: 500.00
Wildfire: ...


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