ANALYSIS: CATASTROPHES CAUSED $68BN (£42.3BN) OF INSURED LOSSES IN THE FIRST NINE MONTHS OF 2011

FLOODS, QUEENSLAND
Date January

Insured loss $2.6bn

EARTHQUAKE, CHRISTCHURCH
Date 22 February

Insured loss $13bn

EARTHQUAKE, HONSHU
Date 11 March

Insured loss $30bn

TORNADOES, ALABAMA
Date April
Insured loss $7.3bn

FLOODS, THAILAND
Date September

Insured loss $5bn +

HURRICANE IRENE
Date August – September

Insured loss $7bn

Source: Insurance Information Institute, Equecat