earthquake News

Scientists: Western Migration Has Put 143M Americans in Quake-Prone Areas

More than 143 million people in the mainland states now live on shaky ground, earthquake scientists say. That’s because more people have moved into the quake-prone West Coast and some quake zones were recently expanded, according to researchers from the …

California Department of Insurance Approves CEA Rate Reduction

California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones approved a statewide rate reduction of 10 percent for earthquake insurance policies issued by the California Earthquake Authority. The reduction is effective Jan. 1, 2016. Jones also approved additional CEA coverage options for consumers, including …

Earthquake Fault Puts California at Risk For Tsunami

Scientists say the earthquake fault that runs through the coastal city of Ventura, Calif. can produce strong shaking and dangerous tsunamis, prompting state officials to study whether to revise hazard maps. The Los Angeles Times reported that new research shows …

M3.5 Earthquake Felt Across Los Angeles Area

A small earthquake was felt across a wide area of Los Angeles on Sunday night, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injury. The magnitude-3.5 quake struck at 9:17 p.m., the U.S. Geological Survey said. Los Angeles city …

Minor Quake in Montana Reported by USGS

The U.S. Geological Survey reported a minor earthquake struck southeast of Kalispell, Mont. over the weekend There were no reports of damage from the 3.6 magnitude earthquake that struck about 12:45 a.m. Saturday. The epicenter was near Somers, on the …

How Another Country’s Insurance Industry Is Facing Climate Change

Tim Grafton, chief executive of the Insurance Council of New Zealand, lives in a country surrounded by risk on all sides, and he’s unabashed in his efforts to use flooding events, frequent storms or other out-of-the-usual weather phenomenon as opportunities to …

California, Others Seek Full Funding For West Coast Quake Warning

Three dozen members of Congress from California, Oregon and Washington are pressing for full funding of a West Coast earthquake early warning system. The group this week sent a letter to the House Appropriations Committee asking that the U.S. Geological Survey …

Guy Carpenter Report Reveals Greatest Tsunami Risk Lies in Taiwan

Guy Carpenter’s new scenario risk report for the Asia-Pacific region predicts the greatest tsunami risk in the area lies in Taiwan. The report, titled “Tsunami Risk from Magnitude 9.4 Earthquake in Manila Trench,” provides an in-depth study of the tsunami …

Increased Chance of Big One in Long-Term Quake Forecast for California

Chances that California will experience a magnitude 8 or larger earthquake in the next 30 years has increased from 4.7 to 7.0 percent, according to an earthquake forecast by the U.S. Geological Survey and its partners. The Third Uniform California Earthquake …

CEA Kicks off Earthquake Insurance Selling Program for Agents

The California Earthquake Authority has again kicked off its annual “Marketing Value Program,” in which the quasi-private earthquake insurer encourages agents to sign up to receive direct mail marketing pre-printed with agents’ names to send to potential clients. This is …