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Ecuador - 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: 53
No of people killed: 7,176
Average killed per year: 231
No of people affected: 2,688,831
Average affected per year: 86,736
Economic Damage (US$ X 1,000): 3,726,575
Economic Damage per year (US$ X 1,000): 120,212


Natural Disaster Occurence Reported



Average Disaster Per Year

Drought: 0.06
Earthquake*: 0.26
Epidemic: 0.26
Extreme temp: ...
Flood: 0.58
Insect infestation: ...
Mass mov. dry: 0.03
Mass mov. wet: 0.19
Volcano: 0.26
Storm: ...
Wildfire: 0.06




Top 10 Natural Disasters Reported


Affected People

Disaster Date Affected (no. of people)
Flood 1982 700,000
Volcano 2006 300,013
Flood 2008 289,122
Flood 1992 205,000
Flood 1983 200,000
Earthquake* 1987 150,000
Volcano 2002 128,150
Drought 2009 107,500
Epidemic 2000 100,000
Mass mov. wet 1993 75,020

Killed People

Disaster Date Killed (no. of people)
Earthquake* 1987 5,000
Epidemic 1991 343
Flood 1982 307
Mass mov. wet 1993 250
Flood 1997 218
Epidemic 1992 200
Mass mov. wet 1993 200
Mass mov. wet 1983 100
Mass mov. wet 1987 100
Mass mov. dry 2002 60

Economic Damages

Disaster Date Cost (US$ X 1,000)
Earthquake* 1987 1,500,000
Flood 2008 1,000,000
Mass mov. wet 1993 500,000
Flood 1997 271,000
Flood 1982 232,100
Volcano 2006 150,000
Flood 1992 20,000
Flood 1989 15,000
Flood 2002 13,000
Volcano 2001 10,975



Statistics Per Event


Killed People

Drought: ...
Earthquake*: 630.88
Epidemic: 70.50
Extreme temp: ...
Flood: 44.78
Insect infestation: ...
Mass mov. dry: 60.00
Mass mov. wet: 115.67
Volcano: 0.63
Storm: ...
Wildfire: ...

Affected People

Drought: 70,750.00
Earthquake*: 23,773.88
Epidemic: 14,857.63
Extreme temp: ...
Flood: 90,647.00
Insect infestation: ...
Mass mov. dry: ...
Mass mov. wet: 13,575.00
Volcano: 65,547.88
Storm: ...
Wildfire: 400.00

Economic Damages

Drought: 850.00
Earthquake*: 188,375.00
Epidemic: ...
Extreme temp: ...
Flood: 86,494.44
Insect infestation: ...
Mass mov. dry: ...
Mass mov. wet: 83,333.33
Volcano: 20,121.88
Storm: ...
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
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Ecuador's nationally produced disaster loss database of large, medium and small scale disaster damages.