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Unique Seismic Sources

In addition to active plate boundaries, the model incorporates leftover seismicity from ancient ridges and rifts as well as post-glacial uplift

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

1946 Vancouver Island Earthquake
Vancouver, British Colombia

Canada Earthquake Snapshot

Multiple fault systems can generate significant seismicity in western Canada, including the Cascadia Subduction Zone and the Alaska-Aleutian megathrust zone. Because much of Canada is sparsely populated, the random sampling methods traditionally used in modeling may over or under represent certain areas and provide an incomplete view of risk. The KCC Canada Earthquake Reference Model instead utilizes Characteristic Event (CE) methodology, which models earthquake potential without spatial bias and assigns appropriate risk to all areas of Canada. This results in a more accurate view of risk and prevents surprise losses.


Manage Your Earthquake Risk in Canada

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.