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Shallow earthquake shakes Osaka, Japan, damage relatively limited

18th June 2018

A shallow earthquake has struck the Osaka region of Japan this morning, causing three deaths and 200 injuries. The quake was originally measured at M6.1 but the USGS subsequently downgraded it to M5.3, but the fact it was shallow meant shaking was seen to be severe, causing damage to buildings and stopping operations at factories.

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Kaikoura earthquake claims reach NZ $2 billion

18th September 2017

Insurance claims filed in both personal and commercial business lines that will fall to the private market for payment after the 14th November 2016 Kaikoura earthquake have now risen to NZ $2 billion (US $1.46 billion) according to the Insurance Council of New Zealand.

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Kaikoura quake claims hit NZ $1.84 billion

21st June 2017

Insurance claims filed in both personal and commercial lines that will fall to private insurers after the 14th November Kaikoura earthquake have now risen to NZ $1.84 billion (approximately US $1.33 billion), according to the latest data from the Insurance Council of New Zealand.

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