MRNatCatPoster Natural Catastrophes 2005 (PDF, 1.2

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MRNatCatPoster Natural Catastrophes 2005 (PDF, 1.2
MRNatCatPoster #50 Geo Risks Research, 01/2006
Natural catastrophes in 2005
Development (compared with the monthly average of the last 10 years 1995–2004 and the previous year 2004)
Number
Overall losses (US$ bn)
1,000
250
1000
1000
800
200
600
Insured losses (US$ bn)
100
250
800
800
80
200
150
600
600
60
150
400
100
400
400
40
100
200
50
200
200
20
50
0
0
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Monthly cumulative data 2005
Oct
Nov Dec
00
Jan
0
Feb
Mar
Apr
Average of the last 10 years 1995–2004
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov Dec
0
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov Dec
2004 values of the previous year
Percentage distribution worldwide
650 loss events
18%
> 100,000 fatalities
5%
14%
Overall losses
> US$ 212bn
4% 1%
7%
Insured losses
> US$ 94bn
3% 3%
4%
96 %
87%
90%
Earthquake, tsunami, volcanic eruption
Windstorm
Flood
Extreme temperatures (e.g. heat wave,
26%
wildfire), mass movements
42%
(e.g. avalanche, landslide)
1
2
1 Switzerland: Floods (August)
2 Portugal: Forest fire (Summer)
Some significant natural catastrophes in 2005
3
4
3 USA, Louisiana: Hurricane Katrina (August)
Date
Country/Region
Loss event
Jan–Oct
7–9.1
Portugal. Spain
Scandinavia.
Baltic states
Afghanistan. India. Pakistan
Indonesia
New Zealand
Canada
Caribbean. USA
Mexico. Grenada. Jamaica
China. Taiwan
India
Switzerland. Austria.
Germany
USA: LA, MS, AL, FL
USA: FL, LA, MS, TX
Philippines. China. Vietnam.
Thailand
China. Taiwan
Middle America
Pakistan. India
Mexico. USA. Caribbean
Germany
Spain: Canary Islands.
Morocco
Drought, wildfires
Winter storm Erwin
10–27.2
28.3
18–21.5
4–14.6
7–11.7
14–18.7
17–20.7
24.7–5.8
20–27.8
Earthquake
Storm
Flood
Extreme temperatures
(drought, wildfire)
4 Pakistan: Earthquake (October)
25–30.8
20–24.9
21–30.9
1–2.10
2–5.10
8.10
19–24.10
25–27.11
28.11
Fatalities
Overall
losses
US$ m
Insured
losses
US$ m
58
18
3,650
5,800
2,500
Snowstorm, floods
Earthquake
Flash flood, landslides
Floods
Hurricane Dennis
Hurricane Emily
Typhoon Haitang
Floods
Floods
4
76
13
17
1,150
11
100
350
3,100
400
1,100
5,000
3,000
75
190
1,200
250
100
770
1,700
Hurricane Katrina
Hurricane Rita
Typhoon Damrey
1,322
10
125
125,000
16,000
1,200
60,000
11,000
67
840
88,000
42
250
3,000
5,200
18,000
300
375
50
100
Typhoon Longwang
Hurricane Stan
Earthquake
Hurricane Wilma
Winter storm Thorsten
Tropical storm Delta
1,400
1,700
20
10,500
150

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