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China - 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: 597
No of people killed: 155,563
Average killed per year: 5,018
No of people affected: 2,815,051,215
Average affected per year: 90,808,104
Economic Damage (US$ X 1,000): 342,833,162
Economic Damage per year (US$ X 1,000): 11,059,134


Natural Disaster Occurence Reported



Average Disaster Per Year

Drought: 0.87
Earthquake*: 3.16
Epidemic: 0.26
Extreme temp: 0.32
Flood: 6.06
Insect infestation: 0.03
Mass mov. dry: 0.19
Mass mov. wet: 1.71
Volcano: ...
Storm: 6.45
Wildfire: 0.19




Top 10 Natural Disasters Reported


Affected People

Disaster Date Affected (no. of people)
Flood 1998 238,973,000
Flood 1991 210,232,227
Flood 1996 154,634,000
Flood 2003 150,146,000
Flood 2010 134,000,000
Flood 1995 114,470,249
Flood 2007 105,004,000
Flood 1999 101,024,000
Flood 1989 100,010,000
Storm 2002 100,000,000

Killed People

Disaster Date Killed (no. of people)
Earthquake* 2008 87,476
Flood 1980 6,200
Flood 1998 3,656
Earthquake* 2010 2,968
Flood 1996 2,775
Flood 1989 2,000
Drought 1991 2,000
Mass Movement Wet 2010 1,765
Flood 1991 1,729
Flood 2010 1,691

Economic Damages

Disaster Date Cost (US$ X 1,000)
Earthquake* 2008 85,000,000
Flood 1998 30,000,000
Extreme temp. 2008 21,100,000
Flood 2010 18,000,000
Drought 1994 13,755,200
Flood 1996 12,600,000
Flood 1999 8,100,000
Flood 2003 7,890,000
Flood 1991 7,500,000
Flood 1995 6,720,000



Statistics Per Event


Killed People

Drought: 130.89
Earthquake*: 947.15
Epidemic: 187.25
Extreme temp: 33.70
Flood: 211.72
Insect infestation: ...
Mass mov. dry: 75.67
Mass mov. wet: 88.38
Volcano: ...
Storm: 60.83
Wildfire: 44.17

Affected People

Drought: 15,713,851.85
Earthquake*: 700,588.68
Epidemic: 1,228.63
Extreme temp: 7,713,588.00
Flood: 9,641,713.76
Insect infestation: ...
Mass mov. dry: 912.17
Mass mov. wet: 42,256.60
Volcano: ...
Storm: 2,150,149.70
Wildfire: 9,436.00

Economic Damages

Drought: 954,328.22
Earthquake*: 906,258.23
Epidemic: ...
Extreme temp: 2,112,900.00
Flood: 838,745.92
Insect infestation: ...
Mass mov. dry: ...
Mass mov. wet: 30,026.42
Volcano: ...
Storm: 238,691.80
Wildfire: 18,333.33


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