What does it feel like to experience an earthquake? Does the ground start rolling like an ocean wave or shake back and forth? Learn what factors affect what an earthquake feels like and how you can vicariously experience one.
Recent natural disasters such as the California fires and Hurricane Michael suggest that we’re living in an increasingly precarious world. However, are earthquakes also increasing in frequency?
The concept of “earthquake weather” dates back to ancient Greece, and the tantalizing idea that we can predict earthquakes based on meteorology persists. Has modern science proven a link between temperature, humidity, and the likelihood of seismic activity?
We’ve peered into the terror of the most dangerous places to be during a major earthquake, but for most of us who live in earthquake country, the opposite question is much more relevant.
“Where is the safest place to be during a major earthquake?”
Parametric describes a type of insurance that works differently than the conventional “indemnification” insurance types (e.g. Home, Life, Auto) familiar to most consumers. Parametric insurance involves a special type of financial contract that transfers money to policyholders upon the occurrence of specific, predefined events.
Parametric insurance contracts define the characteristics or thresholds of events that will trigger payments. Those characteristics are also known as the events’ “parameters” (thus the name “parametric.”)