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Marleen Nyst Ridgecrest
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…

quake damage
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…

Delphine Map
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…

Northridge Earthquake
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…

HayWired
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…

WCIRB Final
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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