6.2 Magnitude Northern California Earthquake Shakes Humboldt Area

California Earthquake Alert
California earthquake details from USGS

A magnitude-6.2 earthquake struck Northern California, off the coast of Eureka, CA on December 20, 2021 at 1:10 PM Monday, Pacific Time.

Residents in wide-spread areas of Northern California felt shaking, with the strongest shaking felt in Humboldt, Mendocino, and Trinity Counties. Residents as far north as Oregon also reported shaking.

According to the Los Angeles Times, the shaking “sent some residents scrambling for cover as windows shattered and household items crashed onto the floor.”

Redwood News reports, “In Fortuna, local businesses suffered from the magnitude of the earthquake. Causing many damages to windows and merchandise.”

GeoVera has temporarily ceased issuing new earthquake insurance policies in areas of Humboldt, Mendocino, and Trinity Counties.

Did you know that your homeowners insurance policy does not provide coverage for earthquake damage? If you own a home in California, consider how an earthquake can wipe out all of your hard-earned equity. 

Homeowners outside of the currently affected areas are eligible for GeoVera’s Affordable Stand Alone Earthquake Insurance with flexible coverage limits and a broad range of deductibles, from 2.5% to 25%. With our convenient payment plans, you can find a price you can afford. Get an instant earthquake insurance quote and get covered before the next earthquake strikes.