Costliest earthquakes worldwide by total and insured losses between 1980 and 2012 (in million U.S. dollars)

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Earthquake location Insured losses Total losses
Japan: Honshu
(March 11, 2011)
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United States: Northridge
(January 17, 1994)
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New Zealand: Christchurch
(February 22, 2011)
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Chile: Bio Bio, Maule
(February 27, 2010)
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New Zealand: Christchurch
(September 3, 2010)
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Japan: Kobe
(January 17, 1995)
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Italy: Emilia-Romagna
(May 29/June 3, 2012)
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South/South East Asia
(December 26, 2004)
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United States: Loma Prieta
(October 17, 1989)
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New Zealand: Christchurch
(June 13, 2011)
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The statistic shows the most costly earthquakes worldwide between 1980 and 2012. The 2011 earthquake and subsequent tsunami that struck Japan was the most expensive earthquake disaster of this time period. The total losses sustained as a result of this earthquake amounted to around 210 billion US dollars, while the insured losses amounted to 40 billion US dollars.

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http://www.statista.com/statistics/267175/insured-losses-caused-by-the-most-costly-earthquakes-since-1980/