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At least 14 people injured after Japan earthquake

November 22, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

At least 14 people have been injured by a strong earthquake that struck off Japan’s northeast coast early Tuesday morning, the Associated Press has reported. The earthquake – registering between magnitude 6.9 and 7.4 – struck at about 6 a.m.

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Preparing Canada for inevitable earthquake recognized as a national social and economic threat: IBC’s Forgeron

November 22, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Preparing Canada for an inevitable earthquake is a priority for the insurance industry, as this is recognized as a “national social and economic threat,” said Don Forgeron, president and CEO of the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC), in response to

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Federal government should consider emergency back-stop mechanism for catastrophic earthquake: conference board

November 22, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The Conference Board of Canada is echoing a recent recommendation by a former federal superintendent of financial institutions for Ottawa to consider adopting a last-resort, emergency back-stop mechanism for a catastrophic earthquake given the long-reaching, adverse effects that the event

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Insured losses of New Zealand quake could be as much as US$3.5 billion: AIR Worldwide

November 18, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The largest earthquake to hit New Zealand since 2009, registering magnitude 7.8, could contribute to insured losses amounting to US$762 million to US$3.5 billion, catastrophe modelling firm AIR Worldwide reported Thursday. The modelled estimates include insured physical damage to property

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Earthquake could impact northern and southern California simultaneously, doubling previous residential property damage estimate: CoreLogic

November 15, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

A large earthquake along the San Andreas fault impacting both northern and southern California simultaneously – once considered impossible – could cause up to 126% more residential property damage than previously thought, according to a new data analysis from CoreLogic,

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At least two dead in 7.8-magnitude New Zealand quake, widespread damage reported

November 14, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

A powerful magnitude-7.8 earthquake and several large aftershocks struck New Zealand’s South Island in the early morning hours of Monday local time, killing at least two people and injuring several others, Impact Forecasting has reported. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)-registered

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Insurance rates decrease continued to moderate for third quarter in a row: Marsh

November 11, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The third quarter of 2016 marked the third consecutive quarter that the rate of decline for global insurance rates has moderated by weighted average, Marsh notes in its newly released Global Insurance Market Index Q3 – 2016. Pointing out that

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Regulators: Close more disposal wells after Oklahoma quake

November 9, 2016 The Associated Press

OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma regulators are ordering the shutdown of more disposal wells and restricting the volume of others near where a magnitude 5.0 earthquake struck. The plan released Tuesday by the Oklahoma Corporation Commission’s Oil and Gas Division requires

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New Zealand insurers settle NZ$19 billion Canterbury claims

November 2, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Private insurers in New Zealand have paid out almost NZ$19 billion to settle commercial and residential claims since the Canterbury earthquakes in 2010 and 2011, the Insurance Council of New Zealand (ICNZ) announced Tuesday. Of that total, almost NZ$9 billion

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Quake Stakes

November 1, 2016 Angela Stelmakowich, Editor

It may be time to consider not only the unthinkable, but the uninsurable, when it comes to natural disasters. A large earthquake could be a solid candidate for such a scenario, demanding measures that give property and casualty insurers a fighting chance against insolvency.

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More than 15,000 Italians displaced by 6.6 earthquake

October 31, 2016 Carlo Piovano And Colleen Barry - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

NORCIA, Italy – Italy’s premier pledged Monday to find temporary housing for all those displaced by a series of powerful earthquakes in a central mountainous region, as the nation’s strongest temblor in 36 years pushed those needing assistance to more

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5.1 earthquake likely caused by wastewater disposal: U.S. Geological Survey

October 24, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

FAIRVIEW, Okla. – The third-largest earthquake in Oklahoma was likely triggered by underground disposal of wastewater from oil and natural gas production, the United States Geological Survey found in a report issued Monday. The magnitude 5.1 quake that struck northwest