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Separate ground motion and fire-following intensity footprints enable analysis by sub-peril or combined

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

M6.5 San Simeon Earthquake (2003)
Atascadero, California, USA

US Earthquake Snapshot

Earthquakes may occur away from known fault sources. In fact, the last major loss-producing earthquake event in the US, the 1994 Northridge Earthquake, was a surprise to scientists because it ruptured on a previously unknown fault. This background seismicity can occur anywhere in the US, and the location of these surprise events makes all the difference for potential losses. KCC scientists developed the Characteristic Event (CE) methodology to help insurers manage the risk from damaging earthquakes across the US, including surprise events.


Manage Your Earthquake Risk in the US

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.