California earthquake insurance in spotlight due to Northridge anniversary

Los Angeles California Earthquake Insurance

January 17 was the 23rd anniversary of the 6.7 magnitude quake that shook LA’s San Fernando Valley. California earthquake insurance is receiving attention once again as the anniversary of the Northridge quake took place on Tuesday. The California Earthquake Authority (CEA) released a notice to remind state residents that only 23 years ago, a 6.7 magnitude tremor caused massive damage to homes, workplaces, roads and freeways. On January 17, 1994, the San Fernando Valley region of L.A. was the center of millions of dollars in damage. If a similar quake…

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Earthquake insurance rates set to increase in certain areas

Spurred by news of recent earthquakes that rocked New Zealand and Chile, as well as tumblers felt in the United States, State Farm has been raising their rates for earthquake coverage. The recent wave of tremors in Arkansas has provoked the insurer to make the first significant raise in its rates in the state in 15 years. The premiums were unchanged from 1997-2007. Adjustments were made in 2008 and again in 2010, but were relatively minor. Spokesman for State Farm, Gary Stephenson, says that insurance premiums change all the time.…

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