Major earthquakes Japan 1995-2016, by insurance claims paid

The statistic shows the five major earthquakes in Japan from 1995 to 2016, sorted by earthquake insurance claims paid. In the measured time period, the Great East Japan Earthquake of March 2011 caused the largest sum, approximately 1.3 trillion Japanese yen, of earthquake insurance claims paid by insurance companies. The Kumamoto Earthquake of 2016 ranked second with about 377 billion yen of insurance claims paid.

Major earthquakes in Japan from 1995 to 2016, by earthquake insurance claims paid

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Release date

September 2017



Survey time period

1995 to 2016

Supplementary notes

According to the source, insurance claims paid for the Kumamoto Earthquake were surveyed by the General Insurance Association of Japan (as of March 31, 2017). Regarding other earthquakes, the figures are based on the survey of the Japan Earthquake Reinsurance Co., Ltd. (as of March 31, 2016). Insurance claims paid are rounded.
In this data, "earthquake insurance systems" refers to household earthquake insurance. Household earthquake insurance covers dwellings (specifically for residential or partial-residential use) and fixtures and fittings (household contents). It does not cover earthquake-related losses in the corporate sector.

1 Japanese Yen equals 0.00887 U.S. dollars or 0.00754 euros as of September 2017.

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