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RMS updates Japan earthquake model with lessons from Tohoku

4th October 2012

The Tohoku, Japan earthquake and tsunami event in March 2011 was so impactful that it has changed scientists views of earthquake risk across Japan. Nobody expected such a huge tsunami to occur and even though Japan is one of the most earthquake exposed countries in the world, the magnitude and location of the quake were […]

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Japan earthquake risk has increased since Tohoku quake

17th February 2012

The risk of Japan suffering another major earthquake has increased since the M9.0 Tohoku quake of March 2011 according to research from risk modeller AIR Worldwide. In a report published yesterday AIR discuss the way the energy released by the massive quake last year has put stress on other areas of fault lines throughout the […]

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Zenkyoren loss creep makes Muteki loss seem small by comparison

6th January 2012

The earthquake and tsunami in the Tohoku region of Japan last March took a large toll on the Japanese Zenkyoren cooperative insurer, also known as the National Mutual Insurance Federation of Agricultural Co-operatives. Zenkyoren had the largest insured portfolio exposure to the Japan quake and is one of, if not the, largest buyer of property […]

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Japan puts property damage from earthquake at $210 billion

24th June 2011

The Japanese Cabinet office has released an estimate this morning for the economic property losses caused by the 11th March earthquake and tsunami disaster. They estimate that the quake and tsunami destroyed buildings and infrastructure worth around $210 billion. The estimate excludes any costs related to the Fukushima nuclear disaster aside from damage to the […]

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EQECAT raise Tohoku earthquake insured loss estimate

9th May 2011

Risk modeller EQECAT have issued an update to their estimate of the insured loss due to the Tohoku earthquake which struck Japan on the 11th March causing massive damage from the widespread shaking and tsunami that followed. Now, almost two months after the earthquake, they have had time to gather data and perform greater analysis […]

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