November 14, 2016: New Zealand's Tectonic Risk and Argo Hedges with Ariel
Risk Science: What You Need to Read Today
Double Tectonic Shifts May Have Teamed in New Zealand Quake – Experts
The powerful earthquake that struck New Zealand was unusual in that a big event on one fault may have immediately triggered a big event on a second fault.
New Zealand’s Latest Earthquake Could Trigger a Mega-Quake
here are fears the underground stress could set off even bigger tremors nearby.
When You Were Born Predicts Your Odds if Flu Pandemic Strikes
South China Morning Post
We are not blank slates with regard to how susceptible we are to emerging strains of flu virus, researchers have discovered.
South Australian Storms Included Seven Tornadoes, Bureau of Meteorology Says
Treasurer says report concludes tornadoes destroyed transmission lines in the north of South Australia, triggering the blackout.
Risk Business: What You Need to Read Today
Argo Group Announces Acquisition of Ariel Re
“This acquisition is part of Argo Group’s strategic initiative to build scale in its London- and Bermuda-based platforms by adding complementary lines of specialty business.”
Disaster Loss Estimates Ignore Higher Cost to Poor – World Bank
atural disasters have a more devastating impact on the poor than widely thought, forcing some 26 million people into poverty each year.
Insurers Pay Record $1.5 Million in Claims for Prague Earthquake, but Overall Approvals Are Few
Insurers have paid out $1.5 million in claims related to the 2011 Prague earthquake, by far the most in seismicity damages paid in Oklahoma for a single event.
RMS to Launch Flood Risk Model in India
Hindu Business Line
RMS will focus on strengthening India’s disaster preparedness and expand insurance coverage to narrow the protection gap.
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