• Earthquake
  • After private Property and Casualty reinsurance companies got whacked on Friday on broad yet unquantified concerns about imminent losses, it is time for a deeper dive into the structure of how prepared Japan is to handle what are sure to be tens of billions in earthquake insurance claims. (zerohedge.com)
  • Using information from the Non-Life Insurance Rating Organization of Japan, we find that there is a clean distinction between the liabilities borne out by the private P&C sector and where reinsurance companies step in to fund losses on residential earthquake losses. (zerohedge.com)
  • Private insurance companies selling earthquake insurance inside Japan cede 100% of earthquake insurance to Japan earthquake reinsurer (JER). (zerohedge.com)
  • The government of Japan created the "Japanese Earthquake Reinsurance (JER)" scheme in 1966 which governs insurance coverage for homeowners and storekeepers under the Earthquake Insurance Law. (zerohedge.com)
  • Tohoku
  • The Tohoku tsunami reached Hiyoriyama, but not Amamiya Seawater sampling was conducted at St.5 (380600N, 1421500E) and St.6 (382259N, 1424301E) off the coast of Miyagi, Japan in the Pacific Ocean, in August 2012, during the KT-12-21 cruise of R/V Tansei-Maru (JURCAOS, JAMSTEC). (icrs-world-congress.org)
  • There remains a lot of real estate in Japan--on shore and off--that could host large, late aftershocks of the Tohoku quake," he said. (redorbit.com)
  • In a separate paper submitted to Geophysical Research Letters, the researchers "report on a broad and unprecedented increase in seismicity rate for microearthquakes over a broad (360 by 120 mile) area across inland Japan, parts of the Japan Sea and the Izu islands, following the 9.0 Tohoku mainshock. (redorbit.com)
  • Sendai
  • Materials fra-1 and strategies Sample collection Garden soil samplings had been executed at Hiyoriyama (381520N, 141042E) and Amamiya (381635N, 1405216E) in Sendai town, Miyagi, Japan, in July 2012 (Fig. (icrs-world-congress.org)
  • Fig. 1 A map and photos from the sampling sites within a coastal section of Sendai, Japan. (icrs-world-congress.org)
  • Using a model known as Coulomb stress triggering, Lin and his colleagues found measureable increases in stress along faults to the north at Sanriku-Hokobu, south at Off Boso and at the Outer Trench Slope normal faults east of the quake's epicenter off the Japan coast near the city of Sendai. (redorbit.com)