Prediction of insurance loss from earthquakes

  • G. R. Walker Alexander Howden Reinsurance Brokers (Australia) Limited, Sydney, Australia


This paper outlines the nature of catastrophe insurance and how developments in information technology are providing tools which overcome many of the problems associated historically with estimating the risk of insurance loss from major natural hazards. A brief description of earthquake loss prediction models is presented, some of their current shortcomings highlighted, and the major priorities for research discussed.


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How to Cite
Walker, G. R. (1997). Prediction of insurance loss from earthquakes. Bulletin of the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering, 30(1), 40-45.