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Topics Geo annual review: natural catastrophes 2005


The year 2005 was marked by weather-related natural catastrophes. Roughly half of all the loss events recorded were windstorms, with costs to be borne by the world’s economies exceeding US$ 185bn. The most severe human catastrophe was triggered by an earthquake that occurred in October in the border area between Pakistan and India and, with a death toll of 88,000, was one of the five most destructive quakes of the last 100 years.

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  • Themes:Climate Change, Insurance & Risk Transfer
  • Hazards:Cyclone, Earthquake, Flood
  • Countries/Regions:Asia, Europe

  • Short URL:http://preventionweb.net/go/1609

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