The Latest Understanding of Seismic Science and Engineering

Earthquake losses can be very large and uncertain. Based on the latest scientific consensus of earthquake hazard, engineering, and building practices, the U.S. Earthquake Model helps set rational expectations of risk. This robust model offers a comprehensive analytical view to quantify the risk to a specific building or portfolio resulting in the allocation of appropriate pricing and capital reserves.

[NEW] Financial Implications of the HayWired Scenario

A Perspective on the Hayward Fault

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) HayWired scenario postulates the occurrence of a magnitude (M) 7.0 earthquake along the fault today. In conjunction with the USGS, CoreLogic® offers a perspective on what this means for the insurance industry—and how we collectively can prepare better.

Vulnerability Informed by Engineering

The U.S. Earthquake Model incorporates vulnerability curves that are well-honed from thousands of seismic studies conducted by CoreLogic® and its affiliated engineers over the past 40 years, and are additionally founded on first-hand observations from more than 90 earthquakes worldwide.

Vulnerability is also calibrated to tens of thousands of claims and exposure data points from the Northridge (1994) and Loma Prieta (1989) events.

Features & Benefits

Our collective probabilistic model and earthquake risk data layers cover all 50 states and account for historic, nationwide earthquake hazard and risk information for insights into location or portfolio risk.

  • One of the first models in the market to implement the 2014 USGS and UCERF3 hazard data
  • Two recurrence frequency models: Time-Dependent and Time-Independent
  • Explicitly models damage due to liquefaction and earthquake-induced landslide
  • Includes sophisticated modeling of deep sedimentary basins in California and Washington
  • Enables confidence in risk management based decisions
  • Validated with a plethora of claims data from historical events

Resources

CASE STUDY

California Earthquake Authority: Trust Based on Science and Reinforced Through Communication

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Seismic Risk in California is Changing: The Impact of New Earthquake Hazard Models for the State

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Modeling Earthquake Risk

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