Sunday, 17 April 2011

Costliest Natural Disasters

Just putting the recent Japanese disaster into perspective from a financial POV, Hurricane Katrina was roughly 2/3 as bad in terms of overall economic loss but at least a much larger portion of the damage was insured; unfortunately for Japan they get both 1st and 2nd place in this sadistic competition.

28 comments:

  1. the northridge erthquake good times

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  2. I was wondering how expensive it was.

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  3. Damn so its number one huh, in mexico there was an Earthquake that Devastated the capital but seeing as it isnt here im guessing that Mexico is mediocre even in Natural Disasters

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  4. Man when I saw this I read the headline as 'Coolest natural disasters' and was like, WHAA?

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  5. My goodness, those numbers speak for themselves.

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  6. @Magz, exactly what I read it as, but I LOL'd instead of WHAA'd

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  7. Wow, these numbers are enormous.

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  8. Extreme brutal graphic, very informative..thanks

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  9. Wow. So not only so they get there souls crushed they take a major hit to the wallet as well. That sucks

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  10. It's crazy when it's broken down like that. a3

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    The costliest natural disaster is government =p.

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  12. Poor Japan, seems to get fucked over a lot

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  13. 200+billion is crazy. i thought it would be significantly lower

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  14. Man it's just so freakin terrible. Come check me out, alphabetalife.blogspot.com

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  15. damn japan knows how to get back on their feet. at least since the 1995 earthquake

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  16. Hahah, I did the same thing Magz Killgore did. I'm really surprised they were insured so little...

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  17. Wow, thanks for the infographic...I feel really bad for all those affected by these tragedies.

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  18. That's horrible, Japan has been taking a beating. Tragic, but they know how to handle these things, they'll get through it.

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  19. break stuff, rebuild, throw monies in water

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  20. My brother died in one of the earthquakes :(

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  21. one question, how do you count for the varying weight of the dollar while doing this? meaning a dollar today buys a lot less than what a dollar could 50 years ago.

    www.themanscave.org

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  22. сочувствую всем, чьи близкие и родные попали в эти катастрофы, но это не повод, для того, чтобы поднимать панику... всё равно в какой-то день мы умрём. жизнь каждого человека не вечна

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