Key figures related to insurance claims due to earthquakes as of Dec. 11
(Dec. 20, 2018

The General Insurance Association of Japan (GIAJ) has released the following updated figures as of Dec. 11: the number of inquiries (*1), the number of claim payments, and the total amount of claims paid for "Earthquake Insurance on Dwelling Risks".

The northern Osaka Earthquake

The figures below were gathered from insurance companies that write earthquake insurance.
Region / PrefectureNumber of
inquiries
(*1)
Number of
claim payments
Total amount of
claims paid
(in thousands of yen)
 Shiga 624 382 319,605
 Kyoto 13,434 9,961 7,058,312
 Osaka 150,358 123,397 88,160,985
 Hyogo 11,820 8,224 6,311,347
 Nara 2,601 1,838 1,274,719
 Other prefectures 671 227 195,088
 Total 179,508 144,029 103,320,056

*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.

The 2018 Hokkaido Eastern Iburi Earthquake

The figures below were gathered from insurance companies that write earthquake insurance.
Region / PrefectureNumber of
inquiries
(*1)
Number of
claim payments
Total amount of
claims paid
(in thousands of yen)
 Hokkaido 60,082 46,568 33,794,613
 Other prefectures 80 28 28,515
 Total 60,162 46,596 33,823,128

*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.

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 1,279.5
 2  The 2016 Kumamoto Apr. 14, 2016 382.4
 3 Hyogo-ken Nanbu Jan. 17, 1995 78.3
 4 Miyagi-ken-oki (*) Apr. 7, 2011 32.4
 5 Fukuoka ken Seiho-oki Mar. 20, 2005 17.0
 6 Geiyo Mar. 24, 2001 16.9
 7 Niigata-ken Chuetsu Oct. 23, 200414.9
 8 Niigata-ken Chuetsu-oki Jul. 16, 2007 8.2
 9 Fukuoka-ken Seiho-oki Apr. 20, 2005 6.4
 10 Tokachi-oki Sep. 26, 2003 6.0
Source : Japan Earthquake Reinsurance Co., Ltd. (as of March 31, 2018)

(*)The total claims paid for The Great East Japan Earthquake is the total of The 2011 off the Pacific coast of Tohoku, Miyagi-ken-oki, Shizuoka-ken Tobu, and Fukushima-ken Hamadori earthquakes at 1,320.3 billion yen.