DECADE OF DISASTERS
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Table 2.1 Large disaster events over the period 2000–2010 impacting on cities
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Popular name Main countries affected Date of event Type of hazard Main cities affected Total number of deaths Total number of affected Total damages US$
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Japan earthquakeJapan11 March 2011.Earthquake and tsunami Sendai, Ichihara, Fukushima, Minamisanriku, Onagawa, Rikuzentakata, Ofunato, Kesennuma5178 (As of 17.03.2011)Not yet knownNot yet known
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Haiti earthquake Haiti 12 January 2010.Earthquake Port-au-Prince 222,5703,400,000n / a
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Sichuan earthquake China 12 May 2008.Earthquake Beichuan, Dujiangyan, Shifang, Mianzhu, Juyuan, Jiangyou, Mianyang, Chengdu, Qionglai, Deyang 87,47645,976,59685 billion
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Cyclone Nargis Myanmar 2 May 2008.Tropical cyclone Yangon 138,3662,420,0004 billion
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Java earthquake Indonesia 27 May 2006.Earthquake Yogyakarta 5,7783,177,9233.1 billion
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Kashmir earthquake Pakistan 8 October 2005.Earthquake Muzaffarabad 73,3385,128,0005.2 billion
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Hurricane Katrina United States 29 August 2005.Tropical cyclone New Orleans 1,833500,000125 billion
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Mumbai floods India 26 July 2005.Flood Mumbai 1,20020,000,0553.3 billion
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South Asian tsunami Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, Thailand, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar 26 December 2004.Earthquake and tsunami Banda Aceh, Chennai (some damages) 226,4082,321,7009.2 billion
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Bam earthquake Iran 26 December 2003.Earthquake Bam 26,796267,628500 million
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European heatwave Italy, France, Spain, Germany, Portugal, Switzerland Summer 2003 Extreme heat Various 72,210Not reportedNot reported
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Dresden floods Germany 11 August 2002.Flood Dresden 27330,10811.6 billion
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Gujurat earthquake India 26 January 2001.Earthquake Bhuj, Ahmedabad 20,0056,321,8122.6 billion
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