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How big is the earthquake protection gap in Switzerland?

The Swiss Seismological Service (SED) registered yesterday (Monday, 2017-03-06, 21:12 local time) an earthquake with magnitude M4.6. The ...

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A disaster, all dependent on the location? Or more?

The 7.8-magnitude quake (as per USGS) that rocked the South Island of New Zealand on Monday was centered 93 ...

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What’s the largest property protection gap in the US?

Answer: California Earthquake.

On October 20, nearly 10 million people will participate in the Great California ShakeOut, a statewide earthquake ...

STORY URL: http://www.insurance.ca.gov/0400-news/0200-studies-reports/0300-earthquake-study/

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The Italian Earthquake: There's no app for that…

On Wednesday the 24th of August I woke up to the sad news of a 6.2 magnitude earthquake in ...

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What makes Italy vulnerable to earthquakes?

An interview with earthquake specialist Oliver Kübler You are the earthquake specialist at Swiss Re with a particular interest in ...

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Raising taxes to pay for disasters should not be necessary

It is with mixed feelings that I read the BBC news that Ecuador's government will raise taxes to help ...

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Does Delhi need to worry about far-field earthquakes?

During
last week, Delhi experienced two earthquake tremors and one of them forced the Delhi metro to stop their services ...

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A Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On…

The first few days of 2016 have brought a flurry of earthquakes to the residents of northwest Oklahoma. On New ...

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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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Why I finally closed my earthquake Protection Gap

I've worked with catastrophe models for more than 20 years and for the last 11 of those I've ...

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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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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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