M6.2 Earthquake Strikes Taiwan Late Sunday Night: AIR Worldwide

Taiwan Earthquake

According to catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide, a magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck central Taiwan Sunday night June 2, 2013, at 9:43 p.m. local time (13:43 UTC), in a sparsely populated region of Nantou County just seven kilometers (4.3 miles) northeast of a similar rupture only two months ago (M6.0 on March 27). The epicenter of the Sunday night quake was located at 23.794oN, 121.082oE, by the United States Geological Survey and estimated to be at a depth of 20 km. AIR does not expect significant insured losses from this event…

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Typhoon Ma-On Nears Japan

BOSTON, July 18, 2011 – According to catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide, with winds gusting to 157 kilometers per hour (98 miles per hour), Category 2 Typhoon Ma-On (local name “Ineng”) has passed Minami Daito Island and is moving at about 19 kph (12 mph) toward the north. Currently about 885 kilometers (550 miles) southwest of Tokyo, Ma-On is expected to stay at its current intensity for the next 24 hours and make landfall on Shikoku Island Tuesday morning local time. Ma-On is a large storm with typhoon force winds…

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