Number of natural disasters Asia 2011-2018

The statistic shows the number of natural disasters in developing Asian countries from 2011 to August 2018, broken down by type of disaster. During that period, there were 267 hydrological disasters, followed by 239 meteorological disasters, 84 geological disasters and 22 climatological disasters, altogether totalling 612 natural disasters.

Number of natural disasters in developing Asian countries from 2011 to August 2018, by type

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Release date

October 2018



Survey time period

2011 to August 2018

Supplementary notes

Developing Asia refers to the 45 developing members of the ADB.

Climatological disasters include drought, forest fires, and land fires.
Geophysical disasters consist of ash fall, associated avalanches, earthquakes or other ground movements, landslides, lava flows, rockfalls, and tsunamis.
Hydrological disasters include associated avalanches, coastal floods, flash floods, landslides, mudslides, riverine floods, rockfalls, and subsidence.
Meteorological disasters include cold waves, convective storms, heat waves, severe winter conditions, and tropical cyclones.

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