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Remembering the 1985 Mexico City earthquake, planning ahead

September 19th, 1985, started like any other typical Thursday in Mexico City. People were rushing off to work and to ...

STORY URL: http://www.forbes.com.mx/lecciones-del-terremoto-de-1985-en-el-df-estas-preparado/
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Where were you during "El Temblor"?

I am not talking about this week's 8.3 magnitude earthquake in Chile. Chilean people –especially the million people ...

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Earthquakes: What we know but do not really understand

Yesterday I was reading the press release of the Swiss Seismological Service (SED) at ETH Zurich. They have updated their ...

STORY URL: http://www.swissre.com/sigma/
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Bridging the property protection gap

Last week, Typhoon Etau tore into Japan's east coast, causing severe flooding and the evacuation of thousands. Wildfires have ...

STORY URL: http://www.swissre.com/sigma/
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Lots to "like" about social media during a disaster

Few who live in the United States and are old enough to recall Hurricane Katrina will ever forget the devastating ...

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Lessons must be learned from hyperbole and hypotheticals

Within the last several weeks, the number of news articles going into dark and scary places has been relatively high ...

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Mind the gap! UK insurers address property protection gap

2014 was another year marked by human and economic loss due to natural catastrophes. Another year of staggering numbers, over ...

STORY URL: http://www.swissre.com/events/UK_NatCat_sigma_2015.html

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San Andreas movie: facts within the fiction

Released on May 29, 2015, the movie San Andreas tells the story of massive earthquakes devastating California as a helicopter ...

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Can we afford to ignore Himalayan quakes any longer?

The Himalayan Mountain ranges are largely known as a top destination for trekking because of their pristine peaks and breathtaking ...

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New global view on earthquake risk in CatNET

Compared to other natural hazards, major earthquakes are rare in most parts of the world. But, when they do strike ...

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Earthquake insurance: it's time to shake things up

Ask your neighbor and an underwriter the following question and you’ll get two different answers: “What do you think ...

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Disaster risk reduction: Can we do more?

NHK, Yomiuri and Asahi, all well-known Japanese media recently featured the SR study "Mind the Risk" which ranked Tokyo-Yokohama metropolis ...

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No room for complacency

Luckily, in 2014 the world was spared the "major" catastrophes of the magnitude seen in recent years, as the 2014 ...

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Risky cities & disaster resilience – looking at Los Angeles

In my January blog I highlighted urban resilience efforts as a key component to natural catastrophe recovery. Cities across the ...

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Canute ( Cnut ) Engineering is Dumb

King Canute (Cnut) ruled the Anglo-Scandinavian or North Sea Empire (England, Norway, Denmark, and parts of Sweden), until his death ...

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