Latin America: costliest earthquakes 2000-2018

Between 2000 and 2018, geophysical events were the natural disasters with the highest estimated economic losses in Latin America. The earthquake and subsequent tsunami suffered by Chile in February of 2010 generated estimated losses for 30 billion U.S. dollars. One month earlier, Haiti faced eight billion dollars worth of losses due to an earthquake.

Costliest geophysical events based on estimated overall losses in Latin America between 2000 and 2018

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Source

Release date

April 2019

Region

Central and South America, Mexico

Survey time period

Between 2000 and 2018

Supplementary notes

Figures have been rounded.

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