Latest Earthquake Headlines

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Mexico Struck by Powerful 7.5 Magnitude Earthquake on Fateful Anniversary

Sep 20 2022 // MEXICO CITY – A magnitude 7.6 earthquake struck western Mexico on Monday on the anniversary of two devastating temblors, killing at least two people, damaging buildings, knocking out power and sending residents of Mexico...

Fitch Rates California Earthquake Authority’s New Revenue Bonds ‘A-‘

Sep 15 2022 // Fitch Ratings assigned an ‘A-‘ rating to the $500 million revenue bond issuance by The California Earthquake Authority. According to the rating agency, the CEA’s ratings reflect a risk transfer strategy...

China Reopens Roads to Earthquake Epicenter, as Death Toll Rises

Sep 7 2022 // China has reopened roads leading to the epicenter of Monday’s 6.8 magnitude earthquake in the southwestern province of Sichuan and traffic has resumed, state media reported on Wednesday, while the death toll has...

Round out a home’s protection with a new “stand-alone” earthquake option for Independent Agents in WA & OR

Sep 6 2022 // MILL CREEK, WA, September 6, 2022 — Pacific International Underwriters® (PIU) is partnering with American Modern® to offer a standalone earthquake insurance policy in Washington & Oregon. “One of the...

Round out a home’s protection with a new “stand-alone” earthquake option for Independent Agents in WA & OR

Aug 22 2022 // MILL CREEK, WA, August 22, 2022 — Pacific International Underwriters® (PIU) is partnering with American Modern® to offer a standalone earthquake insurance policy in Washington & Oregon. “One of the advantages...

Who Needs Earthquake Coverage and Why

Jul 4 2022 // Natural disasters are events that create fear. When you add the flavor of how these events are reported, the fear is ratcheted up significantly, especially when you’re not accustomed to a particular event. For...

M4.1 Earthquake Confirmed in San Francisco Bay Area

Jun 3 2022 // A magnitude 4.1 earthquake gave the San Francisco Bay Area an early morning wake-up call Thursday. The U.S. Geological Survey confirmed the 4:07 a.m. quake struck several miles northwest of Bay Point at a depth of 12.2...

Earthquakes Recorded Near Long-Dormant Alaska Volcano

Apr 18 2022 // Hundreds of small earthquakes have been reported near a volcano in southeast Alaska believed to have been dormant for at least 800 years, the U.S. Geological Survey confirmed The cause of the quakes under Mount Edgecumbe,...

Fitch Downgrades California Earthquake Authority’s Ratings; Outlook Stable

Apr 1 2022 // Fitch Ratings downgraded California Earthquake Authority’s Issuer Default Rating and revenue bond ratings to ‘A-‘ from ‘A’. The Rating Outlook is Stable. The rating action follows the vote of...

Japan’s Powerful Earthquake Estimated to Cost Insurers $2 Billion-$4 Billion: Verisk

Mar 24 2022 // The powerful earthquake that jolted Japan’s northeast coast last week is expected to cause insured property losses between $2 billion and $4 billion, modeling firm Verisk said on Thursday. About $400 million to $820...

Update: Japan Warns of Blackouts After Earthquake Causes Major Power Shortage

Mar 22 2022 // Japanese turned off neon signs, dimmed their lights and dialed down thermostats on Tuesday after the government issued an urgent call to save energy to avoid blackouts after an earthquake last week caused a serious power...

Norway’s Equinor Shuts Oil Platform as Precaution After Earthquake in North Sea

Mar 21 2022 // Norway’s Equinor has shut its Snorre B oil platform as a precautionary measure following an earthquake in the North Sea, although no damage has been reported so far, the company said on Monday. It was not yet clear...

Experts Warn Central U.S. Needs to be Ready For Next Earthquake

Mar 21 2022 // Experts have warned for decades that a large swath of the central U.S. is at high risk for a devastating earthquake. They know that overcoming complacency is among their biggest hurdles. Hundreds of emergency managers,...

Update: Magnitude 7.4 Earthquake Hits Near Japan’s Fukushima

Mar 16 2022 // A magnitude-7.4 earthquake struck northern Japan near Fukushima prefecture late on Wednesday, killing two people and injuring dozens, as well as disrupting power and some factories. About 2,000 buildings were still without...

M5.1 Earthquake Confirmed in South-Central Alaska

Mar 14 2022 // A moderate earthquake has been recorded in Alaska, the Alaska Earthquake Center confirmed. The Saturday morning quake had a preliminary magnitude of 5.1 and was felt throughout the south-central part of the state,...

Experts Warn Central U.S. Needs to be Ready For Next Earthquake

Mar 8 2022 // Experts have warned for decades that a large swath of the central U.S. is at high risk for a devastating earthquake. They know that overcoming complacency is among their biggest hurdles. Hundreds of emergency managers,...

Earthquakes in Texas Doubled in 2021. Scientists Cite Years of Oil Companies Injecting Sludgy Water Underground.

Feb 9 2022 // MIDLAND — One local said it sounded like a pickup truck had rammed into the side of their house. Another said it sounded like the air conditioner fell off the roof. A third compared the experience to getting off of a...

4.5 Earthquake Hits Northern Oklahoma

Feb 1 2022 // A 4.5 magnitude earthquake struck northern Oklahoma at 11:10 a.m. CST Jan. 31 about seven kilometers northwest of Medford, the United States Geological Survey confirmed. A USGS Community Internet Intensity Map reported...

MyShake Earthquake Warning App Available in Washington

Feb 1 2022 // A new earthquake-warning app is available for Washington state. The state said there are already two warning systems in place, but the MyShake app provides a third and possibly quicker option, The Seattle Times...

Magnitude 4.1 Earthquake Confirmed in California

Feb 1 2022 // A magnitude 4.1 earthquake rattled an inland region of San Diego County on Sunday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey confirmed. The quake hit at 9:46 a.m. near Palomar Observatory, about 65 miles northeast of downtown San...