How well is the insurance industry served by existing research and technology?
The question which forms my theme is well posed. When a damaging earthquake occurs, it is left to society to meet the cost, in both human and economic terms. A scientific understanding of the physical process responsible for the devastation is clearly desirable. But does continued study of the earthquake phenomenon help society, and in particular does it help the Insurance Industry?
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