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Europe - 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: 1,190
No of people killed: 121,644
Average killed per year: 4,195
No of people affected: 33,031,632
Average affected per year: 1,139,022
Ecomomic Damage (US$ X 1,000): 266,918,923
Ecomomic Damage per year (US$ X 1,000): 9,204,101


Natural Disaster Occurence Reported



Average Disaster Per Year

Drought: 1.21
Earthquake*: 3.21
Epidemic: 1.55
Extreme temp: 4.69
Flood: 13.45
Insect infestation: 0.03
Mass mov. dry: 0.28
Mass mov. wet: 1.45
Volcano: 0.17
Storm: 11.97
Wildfire: 3.03


Top 10 Natural Disasters Reported


Affected People

Country Disaster Date Total affected
Spain Drought 1990 6,000,000
France Storm 1999 3,400,011
Albania Drought 1989 3,200,000
Moldova Rep Storm 2000 2,600,000
Ukraine Flood 1995 1,700,000
Soviet Union Earthquake* 1988 1,642,000
Macedonia FRY Wildfire 2007 1,000,000
Russia Drought 2003 1,000,000
Lithuania Storm 1993 780,000
Russia Flood 1994 775,429

Killed People

Country Disaster Date Killed
Soviet Union Earthquake* 1988 25,000
Italy Extreme temp. 2003 20,089
France Extreme temp. 2003 19,490
Spain Extreme temp. 2003 15,090
Germany Extreme temp. 2003 9,355
Italy Earthquake* 1980 4,689
Portugal Extreme temp. 2003 2,696
Russia Earthquake** 1995 1,989
France Extreme temp. 2006 1,388
Belgium Extreme temp. 2003 1,175

Economic Damages

Country Disaster Date Cost (US$ X 1000)
Italy Earthquake* 1980 20,000,000
Soviet Union Earthquake* 1988 14,000,000
Germany Flood 2002 11,600,000
Italy Flood 1994 9,300,000
France Storm 1999 8,000,000
Italy Flood 2000 8,000,000
United Kingdom Flood 2000 5,900,000
Germany Storm 1990 5,500,000
Italy Earthquake* 1997 4,524,900
Spain Drought 1990 4,500,000


Statistics Per Event


Killed People

Drought: 0.06
Earthquake*: 352.80
Epidemic: 9.78
Extreme temp: 602.98
Flood: 6.14
Insect infestation: ...
Mass mov. dry: 28.38
Mass mov. wet: 27.98
Volcano: ...
Storm: 6.25
Wildfire: 4.77

Affected People

Drought: 299,513.40
Earthquake*: 33,174.73
Epidemic: 4,212.36
Extreme temp: 6,179.60
Flood: 22,258.42
Insect infestation: ...
Mass mov. dry: 1,283.88
Mass mov. wet: 774.55
Volcano: 1,400.00
Storm: 24,253.84
Wildfire: 14,622.27

Economic Damages

Drought: 561,580.26
Earthquake*: 548,347.05
Epidemic: ...
Extreme temp: 113,784.93
Flood: 234,215.49
Insect infestation: ...
Mass mov. dry: 325.00
Mass mov. wet: 73,283.07
Volcano: 3,920.00
Storm: 217,419.73
Wildfire: 123,906.94


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