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See Natural disasters - economic damages definition. Meteorological disaster refers to a hazard caused by short-lived, micro- to meso-scale extreme weather and atmospheric conditions that last from minutes to days. Indicator calculations: The proportion of GDP is based on million United States dollar values from EM-DAT divided by GDP in current United States dollars.

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Industrial accident, Oil spill (total deaths) Natural disasters, hydrological, total people affected, thousands Complex disasters, economic damages, million 2005 $/yr Natural disasters, hydrological, people affected, thousands

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