AIR Worldwide Releases Enhanced Southeast Asia Earthquake/Typoon Models

June 20, 2016

bigstock-Earthquake-on-the-graph-of-seismigraph with Japan cut out seismic-24997937AIR Worldwide is rolling out beefed up earthquake and typhoon models for Southeast Asia.

The catastrophe modeling firm, a Verisk Analytics business, said the earthquake model updates cover:

Jayanta Guin, executive vice president and chief research officer at AIR Worldwide, noted in prepared remarks that Southeast Asia has some of the fastest growing economies but also some of the riskiest earthquake regions. This, Guin said, makes it particularly helpful to have enhanced catastrophe models for the region.

“It’s seismically one of the most active regions in the world, with earthquakes of magnitude 8.0 or larger occurring once every eight to 10 years on average,” Guin said, also noting that the Northwest Pacific gets struck with more than 25 tropical cyclones annually.

Source: AIR Worldwide