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Comprehensive Impacts

Comprehensive impacts to different building types are captured via four ground motion footprints per event

Spatially Unbiased

KCC Characteristic Event (CE) methodology avoids sampling bias and provides full and consistent geographic coverage

Accurate Risk Metrics

High-resolution event footprints provide the basis for the most comprehensive and accurate risk metrics for insurers and reinsurers

Denali Fault
Canwell Glacier, AK

Alaska Earthquake Snapshot

In 1964, the M9.2 Great Alaska Earthquake made history as the strongest seismic event in North America and the second-strongest event worldwide. The potential for large magnitude events comes from Alaska’s unique positioning at the northernmost intersection of the Pacific and North American Plates. This seismically active region has shallow crustal faulting, megathrust events, and deep interface subduction zones. The KCC Alaska Earthquake Reference Model comprehensively captures all of the complex tectonic interactions in the region in order to reliably represent seismic risk across Alaska.


Manage Your Earthquake Risk in Alaska

KCC utilizes the best available data, science, and technology to create high-resolution, accurate, and transparent global catastrophe models that allow you to make decisions with confidence.