The California Earthquake Authority is monitoring events in Central California following Tuesday’s 6.0 magnitude earthquake that struck near Parkfield at 10:15 a.m. PDT. The CEA Earthquake Response Manager is coordinating with participating insurance company claims representatives to determine what damage, if any, might have occurred to residential property insured by the CEA as a result of the quake.
The CEA provides earthquake insurance for California homeowners, renters, mobilehome owners, and condominium owners. There are an estimated 17,000 CEA policyholders within a 50-mile radius of the epicenter.
“We are reminded once again how sudden and unexpected earthquakes can be,” said Elaine Bush, the CEA’s chief executive officer. “If any CEA policyholder thinks there is damage to their home as a result of this earthquake, they are encouraged to contact the insurance agent or insurance company that provides their homeowners insurance. We will work with our participating insurers to ensure that, if there are claims, they will be processed promptly, fairly, and consistently.”
Bush said the earthquake is a reminder to all Californians to check the earthquake safety of their homes and their earthquake preparedness plans.
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