Key figures related to insurance claims due to the 2016 Kumamoto Earthquake as of May 16, 2016
(May 18, 2016

The General Insurance Association of Japan (GIAJ) has released the following updated figures as of May 16: 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 2016 Kumamoto Earthquake surpassed the 1995 Hyogo-ken Nanbu Earthquake to become the second largest cause of claim payments 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 9,065 6,142 4,323 2,678,595
 Saga 1,244 832 598 404,730
 Nagasaki483 315 196 107,057
 Kumamoto 151,738 71,076 66,573 116,256,776
 Oita 8,551 5,691 4,692 3,784,196
 Miyazaki 278 98 59 43,740
 Kagoshima 169 64 31 22,739
 Other prefectures 414 204 108 54,114
 Total 171,942 84,422 76,580 123,351,947

*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*2 The number of settled cases includes those where claims were paid as well as those where claims were withdrawn as a result of actual investigations.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.