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Asia - Disaster Statistics

A 'pre-designed' summary and profile of disasters reported for a particular region including a summary of events from 1980 to September 2008, as well as the top 10 disasters.

Region Profile for Natural Disasters from 1980 - 2008


Overview

No of events: 3,341
No of people killed: 1,144,006
Average killed per year: 39,448
No of people affected: 4,742,092,443
Average affected per year: 163,520,429
Ecomomic Damage (US$ X 1,000): 673,457,207
Ecomomic Damage per year (US$ X 1,000): 23,222,662


Natural Disaster Occurence Reported



Average Disaster Per Year

Drought: 3.24
Earthquake*: 13.86
Epidemic: 9.17
Extreme temp: 3.59
Flood: 40.66
Insect infestation: 0.28
Mass mov. dry: 0.66
Mass mov. wet: 7.79
Volcano: 1.90
Storm: 32.07
Wildfire: 2.00


Top 10 Natural Disasters Reported


Affected People

Country Disaster Date Total affected
India Drought 1987 300,000,000
India Drought 2002 300,000,000
China P Rep Flood 1998 238,973,000
China P Rep Flood 1991 210,232,227
China P Rep Flood 1996 154,634,000
China P Rep Flood 2003 150,146,000
India Flood 1993 128,000,000
China P Rep Flood 1995 114,470,249
China P Rep Flood 2007 105,004,000
China P Rep Flood 1999 101,024,000

Killed People

Country Disaster Date Killed
Indonesia Earthquake* 2004 165,708
Bangladesh Storm 1991 138,866
Myanmar Strom 2008 138,866
China P Rep Earthquake* 2008 87,476
Pakistan Earthquake* 2005 73,338
Iran Islam Rep Earthquake* 1990 40,000
Sri Lanka Earthquake* 2004 35,399
Iran Islam Rep Earthquake* 2003 26,796
India Earthquake* 2001 20,005
Turkey Earthquake* 1999 17,127

Economic Damages

Country Disaster Date Cost (US$ X 1000)
Japan Earthquake* 1995 100,000,000
China P Rep Flood 1998 30,000,000
Japan Earthquake* 2004 28,000,000
China P Rep Earthquake* 2008 20,000,000
Turkey Earthquake* 1999 20,000,000
Korea Dem P Rep Flood 1995 15,000,000
Taiwan (China) Earthquake* 1999 14,100,000
China P Rep Drought 1994 13,755,200
China P Rep Flood 1996 12,600,000
Japan Earthquake* 2007 12,500,000


Statistics Per Event


Killed People

Drought: 56.47
Earthquake*: 1,373.14
Epidemic: 156.92
Extreme temp: 149.43
Flood: 109.84
Insect infestation: ...
Mass mov. dry: 80.42
Mass mov. wet: 59.85
Volcano: 20.60
Storm: 411.87
Wildfire: 11.90

Affected People

Drought: 13,156,644.06
Earthquake*: 310,117.78
Epidemic: 19,996.83
Extreme temp: 105,159.33
Flood: 2,300,674.09
Insect infestation: 25.00
Mass mov. dry: 402.26
Mass mov. wet: 24,719.33
Volcano: 39,869.85
Storm: 689,179.53
Wildfire: 55,618.19

Economic Damages

Drought: 291,333.48
Earthquake*: 601,923.46
Epidemic: ...
Extreme temp: 94,942.40
Flood: 200,059.15
Insect infestation: ...
Mass mov. dry: 52.63
Mass mov. wet: 7,968.31
Volcano: 10,372.22
Storm: 155,225.88
Wildfire: 200,387.93


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)

*: Incl. 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