Indian Sub-continent EarthquakeRisk™

First high resolution earthquake risk model for the Indian sub-continent

RMSI’s Indian EarthquakeRisk™ is the most up to date high-resolution model that covers the entire Indian sub-continent comprising of India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.

The model derives understanding of earthquake risk for events from 718 AD to the most recent Nepal earthquake. It incorporates the most recent advancements in the area of earthquake engineering along with most up to date hazard and exposure data.

Coverage: India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka

Validated against key historical events – 2015 Nepal, 2015 Hindukush, 2013 Balochistan, 2005 Kashmir, 2001 Bhuj, 1999 Chamoli, 1993 Latur,1991 Uttarkashi, 1967 Koyna, 1905 Kangra, 1897 Assam

Key Functionalities:

  • Based on an up to date earthquake catalog that comprises of more than twenty five thousand events for better understanding of the earthquake frequency and severity
  • Includes a stochastic event set comprising of more than ninety thousand events that helps reduce the uncertainty associated to the locations of future possible events
  • Ground motion estimation using latest state-of art NGA-2 attenuation functions that gives a better assessment of earthquake associated ground shaking at any location compared to previously available attenuation functions
  • Utilizes RMSI’s India Exposure Model that provides building cluster level data for all major urban agglomerations across India (a resolution that is much higher than Pincode). This helps in better localization of the aggregated exposure thereby reducing the uncertainty in the loss estimates
  • Uses the latest 2011 Census data for distribution of economic exposure for India
  • Validated against key historical events like – 2015 Nepal, 2015 Hindukush, 2013 Balochistan, 2005 Kashmir, 2001 Bhuj, 1999 Chamoli, 1993 Latur,1991 Uttarkashi, 1967 Koyna, 1905 Kangra, 1897 Assam

Outputs:

The model generates the following outputs:

  • Exposure distribution maps
  • EQ hazard maps for key return periods
  • Event loss table for 10 to 10,000 year return periods
  • Average Annual Loss (AAL) and Loss Cost
  • Loss EP curves
  • Representation of results on interactive maps
To schedule a demo, write to us at info@rmsi.com