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Major earthquakes Japan 1995-2018, by insurance claims paid

As of March 2020, the 2011 Tohoku earthquake has caused the largest amount of insurance claims paid for earthquakes in Japan, with the total sum of insurance claims paid amounting to around 1.29 trillion Japanese yen. The Tohoku earthquake, also referred to as the Great East Japan Earthquake of March 2011, was the strongest earthquake ever recorded in Japan. The Kumamoto earthquakes of 2016 ranked second with about 388 billion yen of insurance claims paid.

Major earthquakes in Japan from 1995 to 2018, by earthquake insurance claims paid

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Release date

August 2020



Survey time period

1995 to 2018

Special properties

as of March 31, 2020

Supplementary notes

*The total amount of claims paid for the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake is the total of the Tohoku earthquake, Miyagi earthquake, Shizuoka Tobu earthquake, and Fukushima Hamadori earthquake. The total amount of claims paid amounted to 1,327 billion Japanese yen.
Insurance claims paid are rounded.
1 Japanese yen equals 0.0096 U.S. dollars or 0.0079 euros as of January 2021.

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