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Avalanche - Data and statistics

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

Data related to human and economic losses from disasters that have occurred between 1980 and 2008.

Avalanche disasters from 1980 - 2008

Overview

No of events: 73
No of people killed: 3,532
Average people killed per year: 122
No of people affected: 69,637
Average people affected per year: 2,401
Ecomomic Damage (US$ X 1,000): 807,489
Ecomomic Damage per year (US$ X 1,000): 27,844

Top 10 Disasters Reported


Affected people

Disaster Date Affected (no. of people)
Viet Nam 1992 38,000
Austria 1999 10,000
India 1995 5,250
India 2005 5,000
Switzerland 1988 2,000
Tajikistan 2005 1,953
Russia 1992 1,750
Philippines 2006 1,200
Turkey 1992 1,069
Tajikistan 2006 728

Killed people

Disaster Date Killed (no. of people)
Turkey 1992 261
India 2005 250
India 1995 250
India 1988 250
Russia 1993 239
Viet Nam 1992 200
Turkey 1993 135
Russia 2002 111
Afghanistan 1997 100
Afghanistan 1993 100

Economic damages

Disaster Date Cost (US$ X 1,000)
Switzerland 1999 685,000
India 2005 50,000
Austria 1999 41,570
France 1999 10,790
Germany 1999 6,230
Italy 1999 5,510
Iceland 1995 3,360
Russia 1992 2,600
Iceland 1995 2,429

Statistics for avalanche


Number of events reported


Number of people affected


Number of people killed


Reported economic damages (US$ in billion)

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