Biggest natural disasters worldwide by economic damage up to 2018

The statistic shows the ten largest natural disasters by economic damage from 1980 to 2018 (in billion U.S. dollars). In 2011, the earthquake and subsequent tsunami in Japan caused an economic damage of 210 billion U.S. dollars.

The 10 biggest natural disasters worldwide by economic damage from 1980 to 2018

Damage in billion U.S. dollars
Earthquake, Tsunami
(Japan, 2011)
210
Hurricane Katrina
(U.S., 2005)
125
Kobe earthquake
(Japan, 1995)
100
Hurricane Harvey
(U.S., 2017)
85
Sichuan earthquake
(China, 2008)
85
Hurricane Sandy
(U.S. / Canada / Caribbean, 2012)
68.5
Hurricane Ima
(U.S. / Caribbean, 2017)
67
Hurricane Maria
(Caribbean, 2017)
63
Northridge Earthquake
(U.S., 1994)
44
Flooding
(Thailand, 2011)
43
Hurricane Ike
(U.S. / Caribbean, 2008)
38
Earthquake
(Japan, 2016)
31
Earthquake, Tsunami
(Chile, 2010)
30
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Source

Release date

January 2019

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

1980 to 2018

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