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Spatially Unbiased

Vulnerability functions account for traditional architecture, current building codes, and new construction techniques

Unique Construction Types

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

Kumamoto Earthquakes (2016)
KCC Post-Disaster Survey

Japan Earthquake Snapshot

In 1923 the magnitude 7.9 Great Kanto Earthquake caused significant damage to Tokyo and Yokohama and left behind a legacy of large-magnitude, high-loss earthquakes in Japan. Four plates meet along the Japanese archipelago—the Eurasian, Pacific, North American, and Philippine Sea Plates—creating a region of high seismicity that includes both subduction and crustal faults. The KCC Japan Earthquake Model, which has been extensively validated with observed data and post-disaster surveys, generates high-resolution loss estimates that can be used to manage the complex earthquake risk across Japan.


Manage Your Earthquake Risk In Japan

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.