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Japan Disaster The most Expensive Natural Disaster in The World

14 Mar 2011 - 15:33 WIB

tsunami-japanJapan Disaster The most Expensive Natural Disaster in The World — The earthquake was so powerful that comes loud enough to cause any tsunami struck Japan. The disaster caused sadness to the number of victims who died and disappeared. Japan also suffered huge losses. Until disaster in Japan was declared as the most expensive natural disaster in the history of the world.

Earthquake 9.0 on the Richter scale followed by tsunami that struck Japan on Friday, March 11 last. Previously the most expensive disaster mentioned are the Kobe earthquake in Japan in 1995. This tragedy swallow a loss of USD100 billion, or approximately Rp877, 7 billion. But the value of losses caused by the earthquake that hit northeastern Japan this latest disaster is believed to exceed Kobe. Such as reported by AFP on Monday (3/14/2011).

For comparison, the earthquake that shook Chile in last year’s loss to swallow $ 30 billion. While the earthquake that shook Christchurch, New Zealand, is expected to swallow a loss of USD22 billion.

In addition, Cyclone hurricane disaster in Australia Yasin USD1, 5 billion.

Economists are states still too early to calculate the amount of loss due to this latest quake, but the massive damage and impact, the rate of loss can penetrate USD100 billion.

This is reinforced by the statement of Prime Minister of Japan Naoto Kan stating that his country faced the worst crisis since World War II.

Statement of Cabinet Secretary Naoto it diamini Yukio Edano. “This earthquake will give a very broad impact for our ekonomo activity,” said Yukio.

A company that recorded the impact of disaster damage, Eqecat, estimating that the value of the Japanese earthquake losses at least USD100 billion. The amount includes SUD20 billion from $ 40 billion of damage to houses and infrastructure damage.

Analysis company AIR Worldwide calculate this mahadahsyat catastrophe losses reached USD34, 6 billion, but this figure does not include the impact of the tsunami damage and destruction of a nuclear power plant (NPP).

Japan is one of the most seismically active regions in the world. Although Japan is a region with frequent earthquakes, but the earthquake this time the greatest strength. About 20 percent of an earthquake measuring 6.0 magnitude or more occurred in Japan. Now, Japan was declared as the most expensive natural disaster in the history of the world.


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