April 16th, 2013

Chart: Ratio of Insured Loss to Economic Loss from Recent Earthquake Events

Posted at 1:00 AM ET

Earthquake insurance coverage in developed and emerging economies varies widely, and earthquake coverage can be low, even in certain established markets. Of all the earthquakes that have caused economic losses over USD1 billion over the last three years, only events in New Zealand and Chile saw the (re)insurance sector contribute more than 25 percent of the overall cost.

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