FM Global said that unlike other earthquake hazard maps that show only the ground shaking for a fixed return time, its Worldwide Earthquake Map directly incorporates soil effects and building structural performance to map the return times of ground motions that will damage weak buildings. This, it added, allows organizations to consistently compare earthquake risk across the globe.
The data used in the Worldwide Earthquake Map is a result of FM Global’s long-standing partnership with the Global Earthquake Model (GEM) Foundation. The insurer also works with the China Earthquake Administration and the US Geological Survey.
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