CRESTA zone maps are used to determine areas of elevated risk of natural hazards, particularly earthquakes, storms and floods. The zones are a widely accepted standard among the international insurance and reinsurance industries.
The CRESTA Zones product depicts worldwide zones of natural disaster risks as determined by the CRESTA organisation*. Established by the insurance and reinsurance industry in 1977 as an independent body, the organisation aims to provide a uniform standard for data accumulation control of natural hazards worldwide.
*Catastrophe Risk Evaluating and Standardizing Target Accumulations (CRESTA) is currently managed by Munich Re and Swiss Re. Learn more about the CRESTA organization at cresta.org.