California Earthquake Authority News

Talk Expected to Turn to Earthquakes at Tornado Summit in Oklahoma

Hundreds of top meteorologists and disaster recovery experts will converge on Oklahoma City this week for a national tornado summit, though much of the discussion is expected to focus on temblors, not twisters. The annual three-day conference in the middle of …

California Earthquake Authority Promotes Coombes, Schneider

The California Earthquake Authority has named Todd Coombes chief insurance and technology officer. The CEA also named Kellie Schneider chief operations officer. The moves follow the retirement at the end of January of Bob Stewart, the chief operations officer. The …

Research Shows California Homeowners Lack Understanding of Retrofitting

A new study on California homowners shows a general awareness of earthquakes and other natural hazards, but that those owners did not necessarily take action to mitigate risks, and many didn’t know whether their home had been retrofitted. Results of …

California Homeowner Registration Starts for 2017 Brace + Bolt Program

The 2017 Earthquake Brace + Bolt program opened registration this week for $6 million in grants for seismic retrofits. This represents a 25 percent increase in funding over last year to help California homeowners protect their families and secure their …

Northridge Quake Anniversary Prompts Reminders For California Residents

The California Earthquake Authority put out a notice reminding residents in the state that Tuesday marks the 23rd anniversary of the 1994 Northridge earthquake. The magnitude-6.7 shake that widespread damage to freeways, office buildings and homes. The cost to rebuild …

Expert: Remote Nevada Earthquakes Big Enough to Cause $1B in Damage

A trio of significant earthquakes that struck a remote part of western Nevada along the Sierra Mountains’ eastern front Wednesday were big enough to cause as much as $1 billion in damage if they had been centered beneath a big …

CEA Reports No Claims So Far from Nevada Quake

A swarm of earthquakes in Nevada produced shaking in wide parts of Northern and Central California early this morning, including in Sacramento and Fresno. The first shock, a magnitude 5.7, occurred shortly after midnight southwest of Hawthorne, Nev., roughly 72 …

CEA Using California Quakes as Opportunity to Spread the Word

In the way of a magnitude 6.5 earthquake off the Northern California coast at 6:45 a.m., a hundred miles west of Eureka, and then a few hours later a magnitude 5.0 in the same general area, the California Earthquake Authority …

Let’s Start the New Year Right

This post is part of a series sponsored by California Earthquake Authority.  As 2016 comes to a close, many people reflect on what happened during the past year and look ahead to what the new year may bring. Among the …

The California Earthquake Authority 20 Years Later

Twenty years ago today insurers began selling California Earthquake Authority policies – two years off of a hard lesson learned by the state’s residents and its insurance market. But 20 years later are we any better off? Glenn Pomeroy, the …