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South Africa - 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: 77
No of people killed: 1,869
Average killed per year: 60
No of people affected: 18,456,835
Average affected per year: 595,382
Economic Damage (US$ X 1,000): 3,394,070
Economic Damage per year (US$ X 1,000): 109,486


Natural Disaster Occurence Reported



Average Disaster Per Year

Drought: 0.23
Earthquake*: 0.19
Epidemic: 0.23
Extreme temp: 0.06
Flood: 0.81
Insect infestation: ...
Mass mov. dry: ...
Mass mov. wet: 0.03
Volcano: ...
Storm: 0.65
Wildfire: 0.29




Top 10 Natural Disasters Reported


Affected People

Disaster Date Affected (no. of people)
Drought 2004 15,000,000
Drought 1988 1,320,000
Drought 1986 850,000
Storm 1984 500,000
Drought 1995 300,000
Storm 2002 100,000
Epidemic 2000 86,107
Flood 1987 65,000
Flood 2001 42,356
Flood 2007 38,000

Killed People

Disaster Date Killed (no. of people)
Flood 1987 506
Flood 1995 207
Epidemic 2000 181
Flood 1981 104
Flood 2000 83
Epidemic 2002 72
Epidemic 2008 65
Storm 1984 64
Wildfire 2008 34
Mass mov. wet 1996 34

Economic Damages

Disaster Date Cost (US$ X 1,000)
Drought 1991 1,000,000
Flood 1987 765,305
Wildfire 2008 430,000
Storm 1990 393,000
Storm 1998 165,000
Flood 2000 160,000
Flood 2006 145,000
Storm 1984 92,000
Flood 2006 71,000
Storm 1984 50,000



Statistics Per Event


Killed People

Drought: ...
Earthquake*: 10.17
Epidemic: 48.00
Extreme temp: 26.00
Flood: 42.68
Insect infestation: ...
Mass mov. dry: ...
Mass mov. wet: 34.00
Volcano: ...
Storm: 9.55
Wildfire: 14.22

Affected People

Drought: 2,495,714.29
Earthquake*: 74.67
Epidemic: 16,055.00
Extreme temp: ...
Flood: 9,566.00
Insect infestation: ...
Mass mov. dry: ...
Mass mov. wet: ...
Volcano: ...
Storm: 31,373.60
Wildfire: 820.00

Economic Damages

Drought: 142,857.14
Earthquake*: 3,333.33
Epidemic: ...
Extreme temp: ...
Flood: 47,201.16
Insect infestation: ...
Mass mov. dry: ...
Mass mov. wet: ...
Volcano: ...
Storm: 37,702.05
Wildfire: 48,888.89


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