Earthquakes News

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 …

Oil Companies Sued by Oklahoma Tribe Over Quake

An Oklahoma-based Native American tribe filed a lawsuit in its own tribal court system Friday accusing several oil companies of triggering the state’s largest earthquake that caused extensive damage to some near-century-old tribal buildings. The Pawnee Nation alleges in the …

Colombia’s Regulator Approves RMS Earthquake Model for Use by Insurers

RMS, the the Newark, Calif.-based catastrophe risk management firm, has received approval from the Colombian insurance regulator, Superintendencia Financiera de Colombia (SFC), to offer catastrophe modeling services to national and global insurance companies writing earthquake risk in Colombia. Insurers writing …

Colombia’s Insurance Regulator Approves Use of AIR’s Earthquake Model

Catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide (AIR) announced that its earthquake model for Colombia has been approved by the country’s insurance regulator, the Superintendencia Financiera de Colombia, for use by domestic insurance companies in managing their earthquake risk. “The Colombian government …

PERILS Forms Alliance with CatIQ to Provide Industry Loss Data for Canada

PERILS, the independent Zurich-based organization that provides industry catastrophe insurance data, has announced that it has entered a strategic alliance with Toronto-based Catastrophe Indices & Quantification Inc. (CatIQ) to provide industry loss data for Canada via the PERILS Industry Loss …

Re/Insurers Can Help Bridge Protection Gap with Technology: GA Report

Digital technologies can be harnessed by the re/insurance industry to narrow insurance protection gaps in developing and emerging markets, thereby improving societal resilience after natural disasters, according to a report published by the Geneva Association. However, the protection gap problem …

Insured Loss Estimate for Italy’s October Quakes Hits $134.2M: PERILS

PERILS AG has disclosed its second loss estimate for the series of earthquakes which hit Central Italy between Oct. 26 and Oct. 30, 2016. Affecting the regions of Lazio, Marche and Umbria, the series included three major earthquakes with moment …