Spring 2012 Italy Earthquakes - Presentations
Slides from the Spring Italian Earthquakes of 2012 webinar co-hosted by EQECAT and ABS Consulting on June 26, 2012 are below. View the slides or download the printable PDF to learn more about the damages and effects of the 2012 Northern Italy earthquakes on the insurance and reinsurance industries.
The webinar addressed factors related to what many are calling the "2012 Emilia Romagna Earthquake" and the "Bologna Earthquake 2012" to represent the regions of Northern Italy most affected by the massive earthquakes that rocked Italy's Emilia-Romagna region in May 2012. The series of earthquakes and aftershocks claimed 26 lives and caused widespread damage and devastation to Italy's predominant economic production region.
Key points covered in the webinar include:
- The earthquakes and regional seismicity
- Building codes and practices
- Building damage – causes and mitigation
- Regional risk – what does the “big one” look like
You may access the Italy earthquakes presentation in 3 versions - slideshow, printable PDF, and audio recording.
View presentations by 5 experts from EQECAT and ABS Consulting:
Download PDF of 2012 Italy Earthquakes Presentations.
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Download the recording.
Tom Larsen, Senior Vice President, Product Architect - EQECAT
Paul Thenhaus, Senior Geologist - EQECAT
Brad Eccles, Principal Engineer - ABS Consulting
Nathan Gould, Director and ELSR Chief of Technology - ABS Consulting
Kent David, Vice President, Consulting Services - EQECAT
Catastrophe Modeling & Risk Management
The risk of losses and disruption caused by the earthquakes are a concern to businesses that rely on operations in Italy and also insurers that provide earthquake insurance. Catastrophe modelers and risk managers should consider the following:
Detailed Analyses / Evaluations
- Insight into overall economic risk
- Identify critical facilities based on PML / expected loss
- Full consideration of uncertainty, quality factors
- Business Interruption / Contingent Business Interruption
- Facility evaluation / engineering study
- Retrofit and risk mitigation
Contact EQECAT to discuss your catastrophe modeling and risk management questions and needs.