Insured losses from Japan's April 16 earthquake up to $2.9 bln-AIR Worldwide

April 21, 2016 8:04 AM

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LONDON, April 21 Insured property losses from the April 16 earthquake in Japan could total as much as $2.9 billion, catastrophe modelling firm AIR Worldwide said on Thursday.

The death toll has reached 48 from last week's earthquakes in the Kumamoto area of southwestern Japan. The first quake hit late last Thursday and the largest, at magnitude 7.3, some 27 hours later.

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