February is earthquake awareness month. Given their unpredictable nature it is important to understand how and where they happen, and how to prepare for a seismic event.
In the early morning of September 4, 2010, a 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck the South Island of New Zealand. Widespread damage resulted, primarily centered on Christchurch, the largest city on the South Island with a population of approximately 372,000. This earthquake is the worst in the country’s history. IEM estimates total damage costs (insured losses […]