Learn about the devastating impacts of earthquakes on economies around the world. Japan, the US and China have suffered significant losses.
The 2011 magnitude 9.0 earthquake in Japan resulted in an estimated $210 billion loss. This figure does not include future costs such as reconstruction efforts.
The 2011 magnitude 5.8 earthquake in Virginia resulted in losses. Seismic activity in California can result in billions of dollars of economic damage.
The catastrophic 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Turkey & Syria has resulted in numerous deaths and injuries.