Japan Earthquake Reference Model
The high-resolution KCC Japan Earthquake Model captures the loss potential from moderate and large-magnitude events that can affect densely populated areas across Japan
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.