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Natural catastrophe database analysis and information platform

NatCatSERVICE, a fundamental part of Munich Re’s Geo Risks Research, is the world’s largest database of natural catastrophe losses. Since 1974, Munich Re has systematically collected information on geoscientific and structural exposures and global event and loss data. This unique archive of natural hazards, built up over 35 years, ultimately gave rise to the pivotal element, Munich Re’s NatCatSERVICE database, which contains more than 30,000 entries. This database facilitates complex global evaluations and analyses of natural catastrophes, and provides a platform offering a full range of information and services on their various aspects. Up to 1,000 new natural hazard events are recorded and analysed each year, and our existing records are continuously updated.
Since August 2010, in addition to the current sections featuring annual statistics and great and significant natural catastrophes, NatCatSERVICE has included two further topics: Focus Analyses and information on the database methodology.

Detailed statistics on major global natural catastrophes since 2004
Annual statistics

Chart of the most severe natural catastrophes since 1980
Significant natural catastrophes

Statistics and analyses, presented in map form
Focus Analyses

Brief descriptions of the greatest natural catastrophes of our time
Catastrophe portraits

Annual review

Topics Geo – Natural catastrophes 2015


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