This map shows the worldwide distribution of natural disasters that occurred in 2009, according to Munich Re, NatCatSERVICE.
With more than 25,000 entries, NatCatSERVICE is one of the world’s leading databases for natural catastrophes. Every year between 800 and 1,000 loss events are recorded and analysed. In view of the information collated, the extent and intensity of individual natural hazard events in various parts of the world can be documented and used to analyse regional and global hazards as well as trends.
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