Washington-Oregon Coast Risk Factor

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The Pacific Northwest, particularly the coastal regions of Washington and Oregon, is known for its breathtaking landscapes and diverse flora and fauna. However, beneath this picturesque scenery lies a significant seismic threat. The Washington-Oregon coast is part of the Cascadia Subduction Zone (CSZ), a major fault line that has the potential to unleash devastating earthquakes. Read More »

Fault Lines Are Creeping in California

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Trick or Treat! Did you feel it? Tuesday’s 5.1 earthquake near San Jose, California, crept up on millions of residents throughout the Bay Area with strong shaking.  The creep to be blamed here is the Calaveras Fault, a 100-mile stretch of the East and South Bay Areas. The Calaveras fault is known for it’s fault creep, Read More »

The earthquake drought of California will end, but when?

Map of Southern California with active earthquake faults

California faces more than a lack of rain. The Los Angeles Times declared that California is in an earthquake drought, and the end of the drought will bring destructive results. When Will the Next Big Earthquake Strike? In this L.A. Times article, experts paint a clear (and unsettling) picture of a big quake waiting to happen. Read More »

COVID-19, Earthquakes, & Large-Scale Disasters: 4 Keys to Preparation

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The COVID-19 worldwide pandemic is unlike anything we have seen in maybe a century. Shops have closed their doors, people globally are quarantined at home, governments are struggling to respond, the economy is in crisis, and everywhere there is panic about safety and survival in a new reality. The impact on people’s health, income, investments, Read More »

Earthquake Shakes Northern California

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A 6.5 magnitude earthquake shook Nevada on Friday morning near the California border. At least four aftershocks were reported, and the quake was widely felt as far as the San Joaquin and Sacramento valleys. Read More From The Source Have you protected your home with earthquake insurance? Visit our site today to get a free quote Read More »

Earthquake Insurance: Who Has It and Who Needs It

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Today we are rattling off about the shaky subject of earthquake insurance. We touched on this a little bit in our Financial Preparedness series, including best earthquake insurance practices, but we are going to go a bit more in-depth on for this update. One of the most commonly asked questions is, “Do I need earthquake Read More »

Earthquake Myths Explained: 9 Ways Fiction Got it Wrong

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If you were to search the internet for “Earthquake Movies,” you may (or may not) be surprised with how many results you’ll find. San Andreas, Apocalypse, and 10.5 are three recent films that paint a grim story of the likely earthquake and the speculative aftermath. Is Hollywood onto something, or do these movies push more earthquake myths than fact? Read More »

Disaster Response in the Dark: What an Earthquake Could Do to your Cell Phone

Earthquake Insurance: Disasters can disrupt cell phones for disaster response.

Recent wildfires in California caused widespread cellphone outages. Some residents were unable to make or receive calls for several days. These interruptions coincided with the planned power shut-offs at the time when people would need their cellphones most for evacuation warnings and communication with loved ones. If you think about disaster response without communication, you realize Read More »

The Mega-Quake Monster of Southern California

Earthquake Insurance: Southern California Mega-Quake is Coming

Sometimes, it’s hard to imagine what a colossal earthquake can do. Sure, there are plenty of creative interpretations in literature and cinema. What would a mega-quake do for a modern-day California city like Los Angeles? The results would be catastrophic. It may not be what we see in the movies, but the reality would be Read More »