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A great deal of seismic activity takes place beneath the mountains but remains unnoticed by everyone except a handful of experts, until the earth quakes.
It is fine latest catastrophe risk model offered by RMS which has developed similar tools covering earth quakes, cyclones, hailstorms, tornadoes and terrorism for more than fifty countries and territories worldwide, representing more than 90 percent of global property insurance premium.
Horizon's intriguing investigation assesses our individual chances of avoiding the grim reaper when the earth quakes, the volcano erupts or the ship sinks.