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:: Damaging Earthquakes Database 2011 The Year in Review

2011 has played host to the largest two earthquakes, economically speaking, in the history of the countries of Japan and New Zealand. The M9.0 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami of 11th March, 2011 proved to be the most expensive earthquake of all time, causing between $400-700 billion USD in total losses and approximately 19000 deaths, while the Christchurch earthquake (a M6.3 quake close to the city of Christchurch) caused a huge building stock loss and approximately $15-20 billion USD damage with around 80% insured losses.

Their respective aftershocks caused further damage. Significant losses were also seen in Turkey from the Van earthquake in October, in the India-Nepal-Tibet region in September, in China from numerous earthquakes in the Yunnan and Xinjiang Provinces and in the USA from the Virginia earthquake.

 

Author’s Notes - James Daniell: "We hope that you enjoy the CATDAT Yearly Review of Damaging Earthquakes in 2011. The CATDAT Database has been built up by collecting earthquake, flood and other natural disaster loss data for quite a few years since 2003 at the University of Adelaide, with a more concerted effort in the past 3 to 4 years to build up the databases further. This report in 2011 only shows a small percentage of the data collected but a new and exciting future in earthquake reporting. In the last 12 months, we have reported constantly on www.earthquake-report.com, founded by Armand Vervaeck, and worked tirelessly to provide the best quality scientific reporting of felt earthquake and volcanic events worldwide and CATDAT to provide detailed accounts on every damaging earthquake worldwide.

 

The purpose of this report is to present the damaging earthquakes in the year 2011 around the world that were entered into the CATDAT Damaging Earthquake Database in terms of their socio-economic effects. This 2011 report showcases the work that CATDAT, in collaboration with earthquake-report.com / SOS Earthquakes, is doing.

 

A big thanks to Maren for supporting me through the sporadic late nights (when earthquakes have occurred), as well as with SMS updates, translations, constant earthquake discussions and intellectual conversations. I would also like to thank my parents, Anne and Trevor, and also my sister, Katherine, and brother-in-law, Quentin, for the numerous reports and papers I have sent them and they have checked and for the numerous updates as to natural disaster data.

 

A big thank you goes to the General Sir John Monash Foundation (supported by the Australian Government) that has been funding my PhD research at Karlsruhe at KIT/CEDIM and allowed me to choose this location from all worldwide institutions (and in particular I would like to thank Peter Binks). I would like to also thank the University of Adelaide, Université Joseph Fourier Grenoble, University of Pavia and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology for my education and for their promotion of learning and development outside the course environment.

 

Thank you also to the Center of Disaster Management and Risk Reduction Technology (CEDIM) for supporting me in my research in the natural disaster field. In addition, I would like to thank Friedemann Wenzel, Bijan Khazai and Tina Kunz-Plapp for their interest, support and motivating me to publish my work. I have also been aided by a number of interested individuals for components of the database but with the amount of data around on historical damaging earthquakes, I am always interested in new reports, studies, questions, comments, improvements and collaboration.

 

I would also like to urge people’s involvement with some great worldwide earthquake and natural disaster risk related initiatives out there – just to mention a few; Willis Research Network (WRN), EERI, USGS-PAGER, GEM, EMSC-CSEM, GEO-CAN and WAPMERR. Many thanks, James Daniell

 

The data contained in this report is up to date as of 4 January 2012. The author takes no responsibility for errors that may be in the data and also misuse of the data provided. The EQLIPSE Building Inventory Database, CATDAT Natural Disaster and Socioeconomic Databases, OPAL Project, associated data and publications remain the intellectual property of James Daniell and are not to be reproduced in any form without permission.

 

Introduction

2011 has played host to the largest two earthquakes, economically speaking, in the history of the countries of Japan and New Zealand. The M9.0 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami of 11th March, 2011 proved to be the most expensive earthquake of all time, causing between $400-700 billion USD in total losses and approximately 19000 deaths, while the Christchurch earthquake (a M6.3 quake close to the city of Christchurch) caused a huge building stock loss and approximately $15-20 billion USD damage with around 80% insured losses. Their respective aftershocks caused further damage. Significant losses were also seen in Turkey from the Van earthquake in October, in the India-Nepal-Tibet region in September, in China from numerous earthquakes in the Yunnan and Xinjiang Provinces and in the USA from the Virginia earthquake.

 

In addition, in the first half of 2011, the news came out that the death toll in Haiti was overestimated significantly. A report from a US-based consultancy group, LTL Strategies, as part of a USAID report, showed that the death toll was between 46190 and 84961. Daniell et al. (2010f, 2011j) using various approaches concluded that a death toll of 136933, with a range of 121843 to 167082 dead, was reasonable. Both of these totals are a massive reduction on the 316000 deaths quoted by the President on 12th January, 2011 - (Picture 3).

 

Please note that for the purposes of this report due to different meanings of billion and million worldwide:1 billion = 1,000,000,000 or 109  1 million = 1,000,000 or 106

 

Final loss estimates for the 2011 Tohoku EQ disaggregated for tsunami, powerplant and earthquake – Japanese and CATDAT data - (Picture 4).

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