CATDAT Damaging Earthquakes Database releases a first view of its content

Ever had questions about what have been the largest earthquakes?
Those earthquakes which have impacted society the most in the last 100 years?
The earthquakes that have killed the most people?
What earthquakes have caused damage in my country?

The CATDAT Damaging Earthquakes Database has just released a first view of what is in the database. is proud to present its users with the first synopsis.
The global CATDAT damaging earthquakes and secondary effects (tsunami, fire, landslides, liquefaction and fault rupture) will continue to develop and record the damaging effects of earthquakes in every country around the world!

Over 17 000 sources of information have been utilised, primarily in the last few years, to present data from over 12200 damaging earthquakes historically, with over 7000 earthquakes since 1900 examined and validated before insertion into the database. Each validated earthquake includes seismological information, building damage, ranges of social losses to account for varying sources (deaths, injuries, homeless, and affected), and economic losses (direct, indirect, aid, and insured).

It shows the work of James Daniell over many years, collecting data from 1000's of earthquake reports, journal articles, and foreign language sources.

You are free to download this paper at the following address and have a read!

Over the last few months and continuing to a greater extent in the future, CATDAT data will be released on for relevant events and countries.
This paper has been published in NHESS, with James Daniell, Armand Vervaeck, Bijan Khazai and Friedemann Wenzel as authors from CEDIM, KIT and