Tag Archives: earthquakes

Interactive Map of the Nepal Earthquake

Nepal quake

The 2015 Nepal earthquake occurred at 11:56 NST on 25 April, with a moment magnitude (Mw) of 7.8Mw and a maximum Mercalli Intensity of IX (Violent). The quake occurred as the result of tectonic plate movements along the fault line … Continue reading →

Earthquake and Underinsurance: Twin Scourges of Nepal

Reuters: Nepal Earthquake

Nepal is one of the world’s most disaster-prone countries. The recent 7.8 magnitude earthquake, which marked the worst natural disaster to hit Nepal in more than 80 years, is a strong testament to the country’s vulnerability. While the economic losses … Continue reading →

After Tohoku: Re-evaluating Japanese Earthquake Hazard

Japanese Hazard Map_Subduction-zones

The magnitude of the 2011 Tohoku earthquake came largely as a surprise to the seismologist community and revealed certain shortcomings in previous hazard studies. Helping to address this, in 2012 and 2013, the Headquarters for Earthquake Research Promotion (HERP) in … Continue reading →

Chile Earthquake 3 Years On: The Dust has Finally Settled

Chile quake headline

The 8.8 earthquake that hit the central coast of Chile on 27 February 2010 was the biggest natural disaster that the Chilean general insurance market has ever had to face. Continue reading →

Behind the Non-Life Cat Bond Transaction of the Year

The Golden State Re deal comprised a number of creative features that were firsts for not only WCMA, but the insurance-linked securities market. Guest blogger Adam Beatty of our WCMA division explains what was new about it. Continue reading →

The Social Media Revolution After Tohoku

eNCOMPASS: Japan One Year Later

Social media proved a critical information source after the 2011 Japan earthquake, tsunami and nuclear threat, so we developed a tool to use it during disasters Continue reading →

Understanding Catastrophes

Cost of Hurricane Katrina

Recent natural and man-made catastrophes are mandating that business recalibrate risk. This is because ‘worst cases’ are being exceeded all around us. Continue reading →

New Zealand Re/insurance Industry Feels Aftershocks of Quakes

The New Zealand quakes of 2010 and 2011 had a major impact on society and the cityscape--and radically changed the local insurance and reinsurance marketplace, writes guest blogger Jeremy Andrew, business development manager for Willis New Zealand. Continue reading →

Learning Lessons: 3 Reports Every Re/insurance Practitioner Should Read

Robin Swindel of Willis Re details 3 reports on lessons learnt from natural catastrophes that every reinsurance and insurance practitioner should read. Continue reading →

Largest Chinese Claims of 2011

This country suffers more than its fair share of floods and earthquakes, whilst typhoons regularly wreak havoc on southern coastal areas. Continue reading →