Key figures related to insurance claims due to the 2016 Kumamoto Earthquake as of May 9, 2016
(May 11, 2016

The General Insurance Association of Japan (GIAJ) has released the following updated figures as of May 9: the number of inquiries (*1), the number of settled cases (*2), the number of claim payments, and the total amount of claims paid for "Earthquake Insurance on Dwelling Risks".

The figures below were gathered from both domestic and foreign insurance companies.
Region / PrefectureNumber of
inquiries
(*1)
Number of
settled cases
(*2)
Number of
claim payments
Total amount of
claims paid
(in thousands of yen)
 Fukuoka 7,813 4,593 3,144 1,885,866
 Saga 1,074 620444 279,276
 Nagasaki 430 228 135 65,926
 Kumamoto 134,102 35,948 33,362 56,370,639
 Oita 7,367 3,844 3,143 2,323,017
 Miyazaki 237 69 37 29,525
 Kagoshima 135 45 19 10,113
 Other prefectures 360 128 58 29,266
 Total 151,518 45,475 40,342 60,993,628

*1 The number of inquiries includes the number of cases where insurance companies received requests for damage investigations, inquiries about earthquake insurance coverage, and requests for advice on policyholder contracts. The number includes inquiries for both buildings and contents.

*2 The number of settled cases includes those where claims were paid as well as those where claims were withdrawn as a result of actual investigations. It also includes cases that were resolved when insurance companies received inquiries.

10 Largest Claims Paid for Earthquake Insurance on Dwelling Risks

(in billions of yen)

Earthquake (Region name)
Date
Claims Paid
 1 The 2011 off the Pacific coast of Tohoku (*) Mar. 11, 2011 1,265.4
 2 Hyogo-ken Nanbu Jan. 17, 1995 78.3
 3 Miyagi-ken-oki (*) Apr. 7, 2011 32.4
 4 Fukuoka ken Seiho-oki Mar. 20, 2005 17.0
 5 Geiyo Mar. 24, 2001 16.9
 6 Niigata-ken Chuetsu Oct. 23, 200414.9
 7 Niigata-ken Chuetsu-oki Jul. 16, 2007 8.2
 8 Fukuoka-ken Seiho-oki Apr. 20, 2005 6.4
 9 Tokachi-oki Sep. 26, 2003 6.0
 10 Iwate-Miyagi Nairiku Jun. 14, 2008 5.5
  Source : Japan Earthquake Reinsurance Co., Ltd. (as of March 31, 2015)

(*)Claims paid for "the Great East Japan Earthquake" including those "the 2011 off the Pacific coast of Tohoku", "Miyagi-ken-oki", "Shizuoka-ken Tobu", "Fukushima-ken Hamadori" and other related earthquakes, total 1,306 billion yen.