FORECAST PROVIDED BY GNFE FOR STRONG PAKISTAN EARTHQUAKE OF 18.01.2011 HAS BEEN CONFIRMED2011-01-19 06:03:41
As reported by the President of the Global Network for the Forecasting of Earthquakes Prof. Elchin Khalilov, another strong earthquake forecast has been confirmed.
HUMANITY HAS ENTERED 2011: “OUR WORST FEARS ARE COMING TRUE”2011-01-19 05:12:41
2011 began with a series of strong earthquakes: on January 01 with a magnitude of 7.0 in the Santiago del Estero province (Argentina), on January 02 with a magnitude of 7.1 and on January 10 with a magnitude 6.0 off the coast of central Chile, on January 12 with a magnitude of 6.5 near the Japanese Bonin Islands, on January 18 with a magnitude of 7.2 in the Pakistan.
Catastrophes Cost World $222 Billion in 20102011-01-08 03:56:29
According to initial estimates from Swiss Re's sigma research team, worldwide economic losses from natural catastrophes and man-made disasters totaled $222 billion in 2010; more than triple the 2009 figure of $63 billion.
Press release from Munich RE2011-01-05 05:08:35
Altogether, a total of 950 natural catastrophes were recorded last year, nine-tenths of which were weather-related events like storms and floods. This total makes 2010 the year with the second-highest number of natural catastrophes since 1980, markedly exceeding the annual average for the last ten years (785 events per year). The overall losses amounted to around US$ 130bn, of which approximately US$ 37bn was insured. This puts 2010 among the six most loss-intensive years for the insurance industry since 1980. The level of overall losses was slightly above the high average of the past ten years.