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 / Prefecture||Number of|
|Total amount of|
(in thousands of yen)
*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*2 The number of settled cases includes those where claims were paid as well as those where claims were withdrawn as a result of actual investigations.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, 2004||14.9|
|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|
(*)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.