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Natural catastrophe statistics online – the new NatCatSERVICE analysis tool

Munich Re’s NatCatSERVICE is one of the world’s most comprehensive databases for analysing and evaluating natural catastrophes. In the past, it has been possible to download standard information, but now our new online tool provides greater access to this store of knowledge. Users of the NatCatSERVICE can now produce analyses that meet their own needs. 

The tool is flexible, easy to use and fast. The data on natural catastrophes go back to 1980, and periods of five years or more or individual years in isolation can be analysed. Also possible are hazard-specific analyses, for example for tropical cyclones, hurricanes and typhoons, or earthquakes.

The clearly presented charts and diagrams can be shared directly via social media channels or downloaded as pdfs.

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What the NatCatSERVICE offers

Access to data on natural catastrophes since 1980

Munich Re has been systematically recording loss data from all over the world for decades and has stored them all in a unique natural hazard archive. The database, called the “NatCatSERVICE”, provides a wealth of information that can be used for risk assessment. The new online tool enables data to be filtered in many different ways. For example, natural catastrophes such as earthquakes and floods can be analysed separately – going back to 1980. 

Interactive analysis to match individual needs

  • Different “event families” (geophysical, meteorological, hydrological, climatological) can be selected.
  • Analyses can be global, or by continent.
  • Analysis periods of one year going back to 1980
  • Natural hazard list (natural disasters) with detailed breakdown in the “Focus analyses” area for specific information on earthquakes and tsunamis, convective storms (thunderstorms), cyclones, winter storms, floods and wildfires.
  • In addition, there are economic data relating to income groups, insurance density and fatality rates for natural catastrophes in every country.

Results presented in various forms

The results can be presented in the form of numerical statistics, loss-amount and pie charts, tables and maps. 

Share results directly via social media

The data produced can be shared directly on social networks. They can also be downloaded as a pdf or sent by e-mail. 

Direct access to NATHAN Light

For pure hazard analyses, users can switch directly from the NatCatSERVICE analysis tool to NATHAN Light so that they can, for example, estimate natural hazard risks even better with the help of flood zone maps. 

NatCatSERVICE analysis tool

Discover Munich Re’s NatCatSERVICE, the most extensive database on natural disasters, now online.

NatCatSERVICE analysis tool

Discover Munich Re’s NatCatSERVICE, the most extensive database on natural disasters, now online.

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