Earthquakes and Tsunamis: Lessons in EQ Risk Management

Mar 28

Earthquakes and Tsunamis: Lessons in EQ Risk Management

Mar 28 2017 - Mar 28 2017

As a CPCU Society member, you can access this webinar.

This webinar is presented by the CPCU Society and the Personal Lines and Coverage, Litigators, Educators & Witnesses Interest Groups.

Earthquakes and Tsunamis: Lessons in Earthquake Risk Management

Tuesday, March 28, 2017  2:00 pm Eastern

What it’s about:

This presentation is offered to describe current earthquake risks in the Pacific Northwest in the context of property insurance underwriting and earthquake risk management. The Cascadia subduction zone off the Pacific Coast represents a potential mega-event scenario that can impact the region, and property underwriters are interested in quantifying potential exposures and in improving resiliency, or rapid recovery of operations, for assets at risk. The speaker has investigated recent earthquake and tsunami affected areas to observe impacts, recovery efforts, and reported on relevant lessons for earthquake-prone regions such as the Pacific Northwest.

At the conclusion of this webinar, the active participant will understand:

  • How earthquake risks are quantified 
  • Approaches to reduce the severity of earthquake losses
  • The "drivers" of earthquake losses, including soil conditions, vulnerable construction types and fire-following-earthquake hazards

Who should attend:

This program is designed for all insurance professionals, but especially those involved in the property underwriting process, including agents and brokers. The program will be particularly useful to risk management and insurance professionals to enable them to better understand earthquake risks.


Individual Pricing:

CPCU Society members: FREE
Nonmembers: $79

Group Pricing (Unlimited Participants at One Location):

CPCU Society members: FREE
Nonmembers: $189

Non-CPCU Society Members: To purchase this recorded webinar, please contact

Continuing Education for CPCUs

CPCUs who attend will be awarded one credit hour towards the CE for CPCUs program. Learn more about Continuing Education for CPCUs here.



Mark R. Pierepiekarz

Mark Pierepiekarz has over 30 years of professional experience focusing on structural and natural hazard engineering. He has performed post-earthquake damage investigations following major earthquakes, including the 2010 Chile and Haiti earthquakes and the 2011 Japan earthquake and tsunami. Actual strong-motion earthquakes have tested his structural designs with successful results. He was one of the lead authors of the "Seattle Fault Scenario" project, and has served as President of the Structural Engineers Association of Washington, Seattle Chapter. Mark currently serves as a director of the Washington State Chapter of Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, with a goal toward achieving a more earthquake-resilient region.

Paul Rosner

Paul Rosner is a shareholder at Soha & Lang, P.S., which focuses on advising and representing insurers on coverage and extra-contractual litigation. He is past president of the Pacific Northwest CPCU Society Chapter and incoming chair of the Coverage, Litigators, Educators, & Witness Interest Group. Rosner is also a frequent author and lecturer on insurance coverage and bad faith.




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