The most devastating natural disasters in 2016
• The most devastating natural disasters in 2016
According to the reinsurance company Swiss Re, natural and manmade disasters during 2016 claimed the lives of more than ten thousand people have led to financial losses totaling 158 billion dollars.
The most devastating natural disasters of the past year.
The damage caused by the earthquake, which occurred in late August in the central part of Italy. from this disaster losses are estimated at about 3-4 billion euros.
The damage from the wildfires in only one US state of Tennessee was $ 500 million.
The Government of Haiti declared that the hurricane "Matthew", affecting the south of the country in early October caused damage to the country and the economic losses of $ 1, 89 billion dollars.
Flooding in Louisiana caused damage of about 60 million homes and forced thousands of people to flee their homes. State government announced the allocation among the citizens about $ 20 million.
Volcanoes in Indonesia in August led to the closure of the two airports. In September, at least 13 tourists, including foreigners, were missing after the eruption of the volcano Barudzhari.
Typhoon "Sarika" that hit several regions in the south of China, caused direct economic losses of $ 5, 49 billion yuan (about 813 million US dollars).
In April, on the Japanese island of Kyushu, a series of earthquakes with a magnitude of up to 7, 3 on the Richter scale, causing massive destruction of homes and bridges, landslides and soil displacement with damage to roads and railways. Altogether, there were about 500 aftershocks.
reimbursable losses from the May fires in Alberta in western Canada are 3, 58 billion Canadian dollars (about 2, 75 billion US dollars), making them the most expensive insured natural disaster in its history.
In May, during the flood in Bavaria Germany near the border of ten people were killed and Austria. And the damage caused by floods in the central region of France Île-de-France cost the insurance companies of 600 million euros.
An earthquake measuring 7, 9 occurred on November 14 in New Zealand. Authorities estimated damage from the earthquake of about 8 billion New Zealand dollars (about 5, 8 billion US dollars).
ash emission radius of the eruption of the Tungurahua volcano in Ecuador for a few days of February amounted to more than 5 kilometers.
In early December, at least 65 thousand people were forced to leave their homes due to the earthquake of magnitude 6, 5, which occurred in the Indonesian province of Aceh in the west of the country. 100 people were victims of the disaster.
Costa Rica in September woke up the volcano Turrialba, which resulted in the suspension of the work of the capital airport.
In July, due to heavy rains in China have been evacuated about 150 million people, 56,000 houses destroyed. Economic losses amounted to 450, 9 billion yuan (7, 5 billion). A total of 1200 elements affected districts in 26 provinces.