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Unique Seismic Sources

The model utilizes historical data and seismic source modeling to capture risk across Australia, which has characterized seismic zones

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

Location of the continent of Australia
within the Australian Plate

Australia Earthquake Snapshot

Every year, Australia is impacted by multiple magnitude 5.0 or larger earthquakes—over 370 have occurred since 1900. Even though the continent is positioned away from any plate boundaries, seismicity is generated by stress transfer from the movement of surrounding plates. The KCC Australia Earthquake Reference Model utilizes historical seismicity and seismic source modeling based on data from Geoscience Australia as well as KCC's Characteristic Event (CE) methodology to comprehensively capture risk in the region, which has no known or characterized seismic zones.


Manage Your Earthquake Risk in Australia

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.