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Comparison of NZ and US seismic safety approaches

New Zealand quake could cost up to $4.5 billion, Market Watch, Sept. 7. Some interesting differences between NZ and US – there most residential structures have earthquake insurance. And their new construction requires consideration of seismic risk, but relatively few … Continue reading

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New Zealand Earthquake – government-insured residential losses

One of the unique features of the ChristChurch event is that the country acknowledges its high earthquake risk and has mandated insurance for residential structures.¬† More about this feature follows. Also, it will be interesting to see to what extent¬† … Continue reading

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