Insurance industry slammed by earthquake in Nepal

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6.7 quake causes severe property damage in Nepal Nepal, a relatively small country bordering India and Tibet, has been struck by a major earthquake that is expected to produce a large number of claims for the property insurance industry. Over the past weekend, the country suffered from a strong earthquake, which caused significant damage to property near its epicenter. The earthquake was recorded as a magnitude 6.7, with its epicenter being approximately 10 miles south of Kodari, the border crossing from Nepal into the Tibet Autonomous Region. Insurance industry works…

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Powerful M7.8 Earthquake Strikes Iran-Pakistan Border

  According to catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide, just after 3:00 p.m. local time (10:44 UTC) on April 16, a powerful M7.8 earthquake struck… a sparsely populated area of southeastern Iran about 50 kilometers (30 miles) from the country’s border with Pakistan. According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the earthquake struck at a depth of 82 kilometers (51 miles). The Iranian Seismological Center characterized the quake as the worst to strike the country in 40 years. It was felt as far away as New Delhi, India, and the…

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AIR Expands Its Catastrophe Risk Engineering Solutions to Include Supply Chain Risk Quantification

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Insurance news… AIR Worldwide (AIR) announced today that it has expanded its suite of Catastrophe Risk Engineering (CRE) solutions to help quantify, mitigate, and manage the risk associated with the impact of catastrophes on supply chain networks. AIR’s new offering will help risk managers better assess and reduce their risk from catastrophic perils such as hurricanes, earthquakes, floods, tornadoes, and tsunamis. This includes risk not only from physical damage but also from direct and contingent business interruption losses across the entire supply chain network. “The catastrophe risk to supply chain networks…

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