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Guatemala - 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: 67
No of people killed: 3,990
Average killed per year: 129
No of people affected: 4,186,323
Average affected per year: 135,043
Economic Damage (US$ X 1,000): 3,349,050
Economic Damage per year (US$ X 1,000): 108,034


Natural Disaster Occurence Reported



Average Disaster Per Year

Drought: 0.13
Earthquake*: 0.26
Epidemic: 0.19
Extreme temp: 0.06
Flood: 0.55
Insect infestation: ...
Mass mov. dry: 0.06
Mass mov. wet: 0.23
Volcano: 0.29
Storm: 0.32
Wildfire: 0.06




Top 10 Natural Disasters Reported


Affected People

Disaster Date Affected (no. of people)
Drought 2009 2,500,000
Storm 2005 475,314
Storm 2010 397,962
Flood 2008 180,000
Drought 2001 113,596
Storm 1998 105,700
Flood 2002 98,740
Drought 1987 73,000
Mass Movement Wet 2010 50,640
Epidemic 1991 26,800

Killed People

Disaster Date Killed (no. of people)
Storm 2005 1,513
Flood 1982 620
Storm 1998 384
Epidemic 1992 206
Epidemic 1990 200
Epidemic 1991 180
Storm 2010 174
Flood 1987 84
Mass mov. wet 2002 68
Mass mov. wet 2005 63

Economic Damages

Disaster Date Cost (US$ X 1,000)
Storm 2005 988,300
Storm 2010 982,000
Storm 1998 748,000
Mass Movement Wet 2010 500,000
Flood 1982 100,000
Drought 2001 14,000
Drought 1994 10,000
Earthquake* 1982 5,000
Flood 1999 1,000
Storm 1996 500



Statistics Per Event


Killed People

Drought: 10.25
Earthquake*: 5.88
Epidemic: 100.67
Extreme temp: 3.00
Flood: 49.65
Insect infestation: ...
Mass mov. dry: 29.50
Mass mov. wet: 41.57
Volcano: ...
Storm: 209.80
Wildfire: ...

Affected People

Drought: 671,649.00
Earthquake*: 4,234.00
Epidemic: 5,598.17
Extreme temp: 925.00
Flood: 21,295.35
Insect infestation: ...
Mass mov. dry: 1,514.00
Mass mov. wet: 7,697.43
Volcano: 2,053.11
Storm: 99,300.70
Wildfire: ...

Economic Damages

Drought: 6,000.00
Earthquake*: 631.25
Epidemic: ...
Extreme temp: ...
Flood: 5,941.18
Insect infestation: ...
Mass mov. dry: ...
Mass mov. wet: 71,428.57
Volcano: ...
Storm: 271,900.00
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
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Guatemala's nationally produced disaster loss database of large, medium and small scale disaster damages.