California Earthquake Authority News

Busy Week for Those Assessing Damage from Napa Quake

“It’s been a busy week,” said Glen Pomeroy, CEO of the California Earthquake Authority. The magnitude 6.1 earthquake that struck Northern California in the early hours of Aug. 24 may cause up to $4 billion in economic losses by some …

M6.0 Earthquake is California Bay Area’s Strongest Since Loma Prieta

A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck near Napa, Calif. early Sunday morning is the strongest earthquake to hit the San Francisco Bay area since the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake, which registered a magnitude 6.9, according to catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide. …

Report: $100M in Losses from Southern California Quake

The moderate earthquake that struck Southern California in spring did more damage than people may think – and a bigger quake on that fault could be more devastating than a “big one” on the region’s infamous San Andreas Fault, a …

CEA: Policy Sales Spiked Following California March Temblor

California Earthquake Authority insurance policy sales jumped following the March 29 magnitude 5.1 La Habra earthquake by nearly as much as the spike in policy sales following the March 11, 2011, magnitude-9.0 Tohoku earthquake in Japan, CEA reported on Friday. …

Policyholders File Claims, Get Payments For California Quake

The California Earthquake Authority reported Tuesday it has paid numerous claims for damage to homes that sustained “relatively minor damage” from the magnitude 5.1 earthquake that struck La Habra on March 28. Most CEA claim payments to date from the …

Twenty Years Later Big Lesson From Northridge Quake Lost

Twenty years ago today a big one hit the Los Angeles area, killing several people and injuring thousands, damaging tens of thousands of properties, shutting down businesses, putting out of operation some of the nation’s busiest freeways and radically changing …

Fitch Affirms California Earthquake Authority’s ‘A’ Rating

Fitch Ratings has affirmed the “A” rating on California Earthquake Authority’s outstanding fixed-rate revenue bonds, which mature on July 1, 2016. Fitch has also affirmed CEA’s Issuer Default Rating (IDR) at “A.” The Rating Outlook is Stable. “The ratings reflect …

CEA Taps First Chief Information Officer

The California Earthquake Authority named Todd Coombes as the CEA’s first chief information officer. Following a recommendation from consultant PricewaterhouseCoopers, CEA’s governing board approved adding a CIO to the executive team. Coombes starts June 3. Coombes, a business-technology executive with …

CEA Unveils Homeowners Choice Earthquake Coverage Product Line

As of July 1, 2012, the California Earthquake Authority (CEA) is offering its new Homeowners Choice product line. The new product will give residents greater control over their earthquake insurance premium and the ability to select (or decline) coverage of …

CEA, Red Cross Alliance Auction Raises $180K Disaster Readiness and Relief

Two months after joining forces to increase earthquake preparedness in California, the alliance between the California Earthquake Authority and the American Red Cross to put on a statewide online auction in April raised $180,000 preparedness efforts and response programs in …