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Worst natural catastrophes

No. of deaths 2017

  1. Rank
    1
    Country
    Puerto Rico/Caribbean/US
    Result
    3,057 a
  2. Rank
    2
    Country
    Sierra Leone
    Result
    1,141 b
  3. Rank
    3
    Country
    Iran, Iraq
    Result
    630 c
  4. Rank
    4
    Country
    India (Bihar)
    Result
    514 d
  5. Rank
    5
    Country
    Mexico
    Result
    369 c
  6. Rank
    6
    Country
    Colombia
    Result
    336 e
  7. Rank
    7
    Country
    Philippines
    Result
    331 f
  8. Rank
    8
    Country
    Sri Lanka
    Result
    293 d
  9. Rank
    9
    Country
    India
    Result
    264 g
  10. Rank
    10
    Country
    Zimbabwe
    Result
    251 d
  11. Rank
    11
    Country
    India (Gujarat)
    Result
    224 h
  12. Rank
    12
    Country
    Congo-Kinshasa
    Result
    200 i
  13. Rank
    13
    Country
    Peru
    Result
    184 d
  14. Rank
    14
    Country
    Pakistan
    Result
    172 h
  15. Rank
    15
    Country
    Afghanistan, Pakistan
    Result
    165 j
  16. Rank
    16
    Country
    Bangladesh
    Result
    160 k
  17. Rank
    17
    Country
    India
    Result
    156 h
  18. Rank
    18
    Country
    Nepal
    Result
    134 h
  19. Rank
    19
    Country
    US, Caribbean
    Result
    126 l
  20. Rank
    20
    Country
    East Europe
    Result
    123 m
  21. Rank
    Country
    Vietnam, Philippines, Malaysia
    Result
    123 n
  22. Rank
    22
    Country
    Bangladesh
    Result
    117 h
  23. Rank
    23
    Country
    Congo-Kinshasa
    Result
    105 o
  24. Rank
    24
    Country
    Madagascar
    Result
    99 p
  25. Rank
    25
    Country
    Mexico, Guatemala
    Result
    98 c
  26. Rank
    26
    Country
    Thailand
    Result
    96 d
  27. Rank
    27
    Country
    Philippines
    Result
    91 q
  28. Rank
    28
    Country
    United States
    Result
    89 r
  29. Rank
    29
    Country
    China
    Result
    83 i
  30. Rank
    30
    Country
    Portugal
    Result
    65 s
  31. Rank
    31
    Country
    India (West Bengal)
    Result
    58 h
  32. Rank
    32
    Country
    Niger
    Result
    56 t
  33. Rank
    33
    Country
    US, Central America
    Result
    50 u
  34. Rank
    34
    Country
    Portugal, Spain
    Result
    49 s
  35. Rank
    35
    Country
    India
    Result
    47 i

Index key & notes

Notes

Includes "missing".

Source: Swiss Re

a Hurricane Maria

b Flood/landslide

c Earthquake

d Floods

e Landslide caused by rain

f Tropical Storm Tembin

g Heatwave

h Monsoon floods

i Landslide

j Snow, avalanches

k Rains/landslides

l Hurricane Irma

m Cold spell

n Typhoon Damrey

o Flood

p Cyclone Enawo

q Tropical Storm Kai-tak

r Hurricane Harvey

s Wildfires

t Flash floods

u Hurricane Nate