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Top 10 Costliest World Natural Disasters By Insured Losses, 2010-2019 (1)

(2019 US$ billions)

Rank Year Country/region Event Insured loss (2)
1 2011 Japan Tohoku earthquake and tsunami $40
2 2012 U.S., Caribbean Hurricane Sandy 33
3 2017 U.S., Caribbean Hurricane Irma 33
4 2017 U.S., Southeast Hurricane Harvey 31
5 2017 U.S., Caribbean Hurricane Maria 31
6 2011 Thailand Thailand floods 18
7 2012 U.S. Drought 16
8 2011 New Zealand Christchurch earthquake 16
9 2018 Japan Typhoon Jebi 13
10 2018 U.S. Hurricane Michael 13

(1) Natural disasters that cause at least US$25 million in insured losses; or 10 deaths; or 50 people injured; or 2,000 filed claims or homes and structures damaged. Losses for hurricanes in the United States include losses for the National Flood Insurance Program. As of January 2020.
(2) Adjusted for inflation by Aon.

Note: Loss data shown here may differ from figures shown elsewhere for the same event due to differences in the date of publication, the geographical area covered and other criteria used by organizations collecting the data.

Source: Aon.