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Oceania - 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: 380
No of people killed: 4,453
Average killed per year: 154
No of people affected: 19,394,785
Average affected per year: 668,786
Ecomomic Damage (US$ X 1,000): 25,805,601
Ecomomic Damage per year (US$ X 1,000): 889,848


Natural Disaster Occurence Reported



Average Disaster Per Year

Drought: 0.48
Earthquake*: 1.07
Epidemic: 0.41
Extreme temp: 0.17
Flood: 2.97
Insect infestation: 0.07
Mass mov. dry: 0.03
Mass mov. wet: 0.45
Volcano: 0.48
Storm: 6.21
Wildfire: 0.76


Top 10 Natural Disasters Reported


Affected People

Country Disaster Date Total affected
Australia Drought 1992 7,000,000
Australia Extreme temp. 1993 3,000,500
Australia Storm 1994 2,500,104
Australia Extreme temp. 1994 1,000,034
Australia Extreme temp. 1995 500,100
Papua New Guinea Drought 1997 500,000
Australia Storm 1996 450,220
Australia Storm 1995 400,045
Fiji Drought 1998 263,455
Australia Storm 1994 240,220

Killed People

Country Disaster Date Killed
Papua New Guinea Earthquake* 1998 2,182
Papua New Guinea Mass mov. wet 1991 200
Papua New Guinea Storm 2007 172
Papua New Guinea Epidemic 2002 122
Papua New Guinea Epidemic 1998 114
Solomon Is Storm 1986 101
Vanuatu Earthquake* 1997 100
Papua New Guinea Mass mov. dry 1988 76
Australia Wildfire 1983 75
Papua New Guinea Drought 1997 60

Economic Damages

Country Disaster Date Cost (US$ X 1000)
Australia Drought 1981 6,000,000
Australia Drought 2002 2,000,000
Australia Storm 1999 1,500,000
Australia Drought 1992 1,500,000
Australia Flood 2007 1,300,000
Australia Storm 2006 1,180,000
Australia Earthquake* 1989 1,000,000
Australia Drought 1991 473,000
Australia Wildfire 1983 400,000
Australia Stom 1990 389,100


Statistics Per Event


Killed People

Drought: 4.29
Earthquake*: 78.58
Epidemic: 24.08
Extreme temp: 4.60
Flood: 2.90
Insect infestation: ...
Mass mov. dry: 76.00
Mass mov. wet: 27.23
Volcano: 0.64
Storm: 4.66
Wildfire: 5.41

Affected People

Drought: 573,402.50
Earthquake*: 2,522.03
Epidemic: 776.92
Extreme temp: 920,156.80
Flood: 6,292.50
Insect infestation: ...
Mass mov. dry: 1,000.00
Mass mov. wet: 1,516.54
Volcano: 16,378.57
Storm: 32,285.58
Wildfire: 3,467.55

Economic Damages

Drought: 721,642.86
Earthquake*: 43,197.58
Epidemic: ...
Extreme temp: 40,000.00
Flood: 46,569.49
Insect infestation: 60,000.00
Mass mov. dry: ...
Mass mov. wet: ...
Volcano: 7,857.14
Storm: 48,355.59
Wildfire: 55,658.82


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