Seismic shift: Japan earthquake and tsunami

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Then a 9.0 magnitude earthquake struck the Pacific coast of Tohoku, Japan on 11 March 2011, no one predicted the devastation that would follow. This article studies why the sheer size and scale of the Tohoku earthquake and subsequent tsunami has changed the face of insurance in the region forever.

Topics covered:

- Total insured losses.

- Earthquake insurance supply.

- Earthquake insurance premiums.

- Japan earthquake and tsunami in numbers.

- Reinsurance.