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El Salvador - 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: 49
No of people killed: 4,324
Average killed per year: 139
No of people affected: 3,279,323
Average affected per year: 105,785
Economic Damage (US$ X 1,000): 5,533,210
Economic Damage per year (US$ X 1,000): 178,491


Natural Disaster Occurence Reported



Average Disaster Per Year

Drought: 0.16
Earthquake*: 0.19
Epidemic: 0.26
Extreme temp: 0.03
Flood: 0.45
Insect infestation: ...
Mass mov. dry: ...
Mass mov. wet: 0.06
Volcano: 0.03
Storm: 0.39
Wildfire: ...




Top 10 Natural Disasters Reported


Affected People

Disaster Date Affected (no. of people)
Earthquake* 2001 1,334,529
Earthquake* 1986 770,000
Drought 2001 400,000
Earthquake* 2001 256,021
Storm 2009 90,000
Storm 1998 84,000
Storm 2005 72,141
Flood 1982 68,000
Epidemic 2003 50,000
Flood 1988 39,060

Killed People

Disaster Date Killed (no. of people)
Earthquake* 1986 1,100
Earthquake* 2001 844
Flood 1982 500
Storm 1998 475
Earthquake* 2001 315
Epidemic 2003 304
Storm 2009 275
Epidemic 1991 155
Storm 2005 69
Flood 1988 33

Economic Damages

Disaster Date Cost (US$ X 1,000)
Earthquake* 1986 1,500,000
Earthquake* 2001 1,500,000
Storm 2009 939,000
Storm 1998 388,100
Storm 2005 355,700
Earthquake* 2001 348,500
Flood 1982 280,000
Drought 1998 170,000
Drought 2009 27,000
Drought 2001 22,400



Statistics Per Event


Killed People

Drought: ...
Earthquake*: 380.00
Epidemic: 62.63
Extreme temp: 1.00
Flood: 45.93
Insect infestation: ...
Mass mov. dry: ...
Mass mov. wet: 22.00
Volcano: 2.00
Storm: 71.08
Wildfire: ...

Affected People

Drought: 80,000.00
Earthquake*: 401,711.83
Epidemic: 9,268.63
Extreme temp: ...
Flood: 9,238.71
Insect infestation: ...
Mass mov. dry: ...
Mass mov. wet: ...
Volcano: 2,000.00
Storm: 21,963.42
Wildfire: ...

Economic Damages

Drought: 44,080.00
Earthquake*: 558,083.33
Epidemic: ...
Extreme temp: ...
Flood: 20,107.14
Insect infestation: ...
Mass mov. dry: ...
Mass mov. wet: ...
Volcano: ...
Storm: 140,234.17
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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El Salvador's nationally produced disaster loss database of large, medium and small scale disaster damages.