AIR Worldwide News

Strong M7.2 Earthquake Shakes Acapulco, Mexico City: AIR Analysis

According to catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide, on the morning of April 18, 2014, a M7.2 earthquake struck southwestern Mexico, 37 km [23 miles] north of the municipality of Tecpán de Galeana (approximate population 53,000). The epicenter is located 273 …

AIR Worldwide Appoints Guin Executive VP to Direct Research Program

Catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide announced that Dr. Jayanta Guin has been appointed executive vice president. He “will continue to direct AIR’s innovative research program as well as assist with strategic management of AIR’s overall business strategy and new initiatives,” …

Cyclone Ita Landfall in Queensland as Cat 4; Cat 3 as It Moves Inland: AIR Analysis

According to catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide, “Tropical Cyclone Ita crossed the north Queensland coast near Cape Flattery between 11:00 and 12:00 UTC (9-10 p.m. Australian Eastern Standard Time [AEST]) Friday, April 11, as a Category 4 cyclone (on the …

M6.9 Quake Strikes off Northern California Coast

A magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck off the coast of Eureka in Northern California, shaking regions as far away as San Francisco and parts of Oregon, according to the United States Geological Survey. The earthquake, which struck at a depth of …

UK Continues to Face Flood Risk Despite Falling River Levels: AIR Analysis

According to catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide, this winter has been the wettest in the United Kingdom since detailed data was first published in 1910, and the rainfall total for January was the highest recorded since 1766. The deluge began …

UK Battered by Relentless Winter Storms, Floods: AIR Analysis

A report from catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide notes that “since October 2013, the United Kingdom has been experiencing a seemingly endless succession of severe winter storms that have produced multiple floods, even in areas off of floodplains. “Over 370 …

Magnitude 6.2 Quake Strikes New Zealand’s North Island: AIR Analysis

Catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide, reported: “At 9:52 p.m. Eastern Time, on January 19 (3:52 p.m., local time, January 20), a magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck New Zealand’s North Island. The epicenter was located 111 km (69 miles) northeast of Wellington, …

Twenty Years Later Big Lesson From Northridge Quake Lost

Twenty years ago today a big one hit the Los Angeles area, killing several people and injuring thousands, damaging tens of thousands of properties, shutting down businesses, putting out of operation some of the nation’s busiest freeways and radically changing …

Tropical Cyclone Christine Hits Australia’s Pilbara Coast: AIR Worldwide Analysis

Catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide reports: “Severe Tropical Cyclone Christine made landfall at approximately 1200 UTC on December 30 between Whim Creek and Roebourne. Maximum sustained wind speeds were 157 km/h [97.3 mph] with gusts to 222 km/h [137.6 mph], …

Europe’s Stormy Weather as Winter Storms Slam the UK: AIR Worldwide Analysis

According to catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide, over the last several days, a series of three winter storms (named Christian, Dirk, and Erich) cut power to hundreds of thousands of homes across the UK and France and flooded an estimated …