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Global Reinsurers Face Exposures to Mexico City Earthquake: Morgan Stanley

Global reinsurers will likely face exposures from a massive magnitude 7.1 earthquake that struck Mexico City on Sept. 19, Morgan Stanley said in a new research note. This earthquake led to dozens of deaths and the toppling of a number …

After Powerful Mexico Quake, Authorities Evaluate if Cat Bond Payout Triggered

At least 61 people died when the most powerful earthquake to hit Mexico in over eight decades tore through buildings and forced mass evacuations in the poor southern states of Oaxaca and Chiapas, triggering alerts as far away as Southeast …

Insured Losses for August 2016’s Italy Quake Revised Upward to $127.4M: PERILS

The final property insurance market loss estimate for the magnitude 6.0 earthquake that hit Central Italy on Aug. 24, 2016 has increased to €108 million (US$127.4 million), according to PERILS, the independent Zurich-based organization that provides industry-wide catastrophe insurance data. …

Blockchain Used as Settlement Mechanism for Cat Bond with Parametric Trigger

Financial markets are showing some signs of volatility these days after exceptionally low indicators since the start of the 2017. The Chicago Board Options Exchange Volatility Index, or VIX, is at its highest level this year. The VVIX Index, which …

Recent Central Oklahoma Quakes Being Investigated

The Oklahoma Corporation Commission says its Induced Seismicity Department and the Oklahoma Geological Survey are investigating several earthquakes in the central part of the state. At least six quakes of magnitude 3.0 or stronger have struck since Tuesday in an …

Experts Examine Quake Damage on Greek Island of Kos

Crews of experts began examining the damage to cultural monuments and infrastructure on the eastern Greek island of Kos on Saturday, a day after a powerful earthquake killed two tourists and injured nearly 500 others in the Aegean Sea region …

6.2 Magnitude Quake Strikes British Columbia, Canada

A magnitude-6.2 earthquake rattled the corner of British Columbia near the boundary with southeastern Alaska early Monday, waking people up and setting off a series of aftershocks, including a magnitude-6.3, the U.S. Geological Survey said. Agency geophysicist Amy Vaughan said …

Latin America Reinsurer Patria Re Selects RMS Cat Risk Models

Newark, Calif.-based RMS announced that Latin America reinsurer Reaseguradora Patria (Patria Re) has licensed its full range of models and analytical services for Latin America and the Caribbean. These regions have a high exposure to natural catastrophe risk and produce …

Museum in Indiana Exhibit Explains Why Natural Disasters Occur

Natural disasters can strike at any time, often without warning, and devastate cities, regions, states and countries. Nature Unleashed, a new exhibit at the Indiana State Museum, aims to help Hoosiers understand why tornadoes, earthquakes, hurricanes, tsunamis and volcanic eruptions …

New Zealand Eyes Revamping Building Standards After November Quake

New Zealand’s government said Friday [March 31] the partial collapse of a modern office building’s interior during an earthquake last November was unacceptable and could have killed people. Minister for Building and Construction Nick Smith said officials will review the …