Fault Lines Are Creeping in California

earthquake fault creep

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, […]

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. […]

Earthquake Insurance: Who Has It and Who Needs It

do you need earthquake insurance

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 […]

Earthquake Preparation in 8 Essential Steps

Stay in bed during an earthquake.

Most people don’t think about earthquake preparation the way they think about preparing for other dangers. We all know that earthquakes are a risk, but they don’t feel real. Earthquakes aren’t something you can see in your daily life. Earthquakes can’t be predicted. Earthquakes are hard to understand. You think, “It’ll never happen to me” […]

San Diego at heightened risk for major earthquake


Research released last week means troubling news for the San Diego area. This new research found that the fault line under San Diego “can produce stronger and more frequent earthquakes than previously thought”. This follows the March announcement that a newly discovered link between fault lines in Los Angeles, Orange, and San Diego counties could […]

28 earthquakes strike near Truckee


At least 28 small earthquakes shook the Truckee, CA area on Tuesday morning. The largest was a 3.9 magnitude quake that struck around 2:09 A.M. right at the surface. Experts say it is common to see an increase in activity in dry seasons. Is earthquake preparedness part of your summer plan? Check us out at […]

What is the Cascadia Subduction Zone?

Homes in Pacific Northwest

The Pacific Northwest coastline has a hidden danger just beneath the surface. Its name is the Cascadia Subduction Zone. Escola State Park, Oregon Coast. How dangerous is the Cascadia Subduction Zone? The last massive earthquake from the Cascadia Subduction Zone was in the year 1700 and measured at 9.0 magnitude. There have been countless smaller […]

Eight Packable Emergency Survival Kit Supplies For Your Car

Earthquake Kit

When you think of emergency supplies, do you think of a large shelf in the corner of your garage or basement overflowing with everything imaginable? If you live in an earthquake or natural disaster-prone area, like California or the Pacific Northwest, you know emergency preparedness is all about collecting the supplies. The effort to make sure […]