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Property damage from Japan quakes pegged at up to $3.5 billion: RMS

Posted On: Apr. 22, 2016 12:00 AM CST

Risk Management Solutions Inc. said that property damage from the two recent earthquakes in Japan's Kumamoto Prefecture is likely to total up to $3.5 billion, reported Asia Insurance Review.

The estimate includes damage to property and contents for residential, commercial and industrial buildings. A 6.4-magnitude and 7.0-magnitude quake hit the nation on April 14 and April 16, respectively, causing widespread damage and destruction. AIR Worldwide Corp. had estimated the insured property losses to be up to $2.9 billion.

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