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The Mw7.1 – 2019 Ridgecrest (California) Earthqu...
Marleen Nyst
Marleen Nyst July 29, 2019

The recent events that shook a relatively remote part of the Mojave Desert region of Eastern California provide an acute reminder of the major…

Will California be “Puerto Rico” or “New Orleans”?
Robert Muir-Wood
Robert Muir-Wood January 17, 2019

It is now exactly a quarter of a century, on January 17, 1994, since the last significant U.S. earthquake disaster. A previously unknown blind…

How Risk Selection in California Can Be Affected...
Delphine Fitzenz
Delphine Fitzenz September 27, 2018

There used to be several ways to ensure risk diversification in a California earthquake insurance portfolio. You could select risks on the…

The Three “Protection Gaps” (And the Role of Pro...
Robert Muir-Wood
Robert Muir-Wood September 07, 2018

The rallying cry has sounded — to “close the protection gap”, the difference between what is paid out by insurance and the total cost of some…

The HayWired Earthquake Scenario: An RMS View on...
Maurizio Gobbato
Maurizio Gobbato May 02, 2018

New findings into the effect of a magnitude 7.0 earthquake originating from the 74 mile-long (119 kilometer) Hayward Fault in the California…

California Earthquake: Big Risk, Big Exposure
Chris folkman
Chris Folkman March 27, 2018

Unlike most U.S. property and casualty insurance, whose take-up rates range from ten percent (California residential earthquake) to greater…


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