More data needed to model tsunami risk

Involvement of the re/insurance industry is vital to improve knowledge of non-modelled perils, says Aon Benfield UCL Hazard Centre


Do giant earthquakes occur in clusters?

Dr Simon Day looks at the evidence for whether we are experiencing a period of heightened earthquake and tsunami hazard


Japan earthquake heightens concerns over "model miss"

Questions are again being asked about the performance of cat models after the series of disasters culminating in the tragic earthquake in Japan in March revealed shortcomings in key areas. How will the modelling community respond in the aftermath of Tohoku? Modellers and others give their views


NZ quake could be largest insured loss for years

Damage to buildings and infrastructure is considerable