US Earthquake Reference Model
The KCC US Earthquake Reference Model provides location-level seismic risk across the US, incorporating both known and unknown faults, liquefaction, and fire-following earthquake
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
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