4.4 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Santa Rosa, California

Santa Rosa Earthquake
Santa Rosa California earthquake details from USGS

Homeowners in Santa Rosa reported an “intense” experience.

A magnitude-4.4 earthquake struck 2 miles from Santa Rosa, California, on Tuesday, September 13, 2022, at 6:39 PM Pacific Time.

Just one minute later at 6:40 PM, a magnitude 3.9 aftershock surprised residents again.

Thousands of residents reported shaking throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Shaking was reported far north as Mendocino County and as far south as Santa Clara County.

You can find more detailed user reports on this earthquake at VolcanoDiscovery. See what Homeowners in Santa Rosa are saying:

  • This was pretty intense. Things swinging and a few items fell on the floor from shelves. There was a pretty good aftershock also. You could see the house moving side to side indoors. Hard to stand up or walk. Strange how long it seemed to continue moving.”
  • I thought my house was being picked up like one of those toys in a vending machine. It was the first time I’ve felt an earthquake and be aware of it.
  • Whole house vibrated and shook. Saw house & hill slide North & South 3 times. Stopped suddenly. 5-10 seconds later. Slammed with an abrupt jolt coming up.”

The ShakeAlert Earthquake Early Warning System message was issued for this event. ShakeAlert provides residents enough time to Drop, Cover & Hold, which can save your life in an earthquake! 

One Santa Rosa resident reported: “What was nice is siren on phone went off and page came up earthquake and hit the floor and cover yourself…then the quake happened about 1 min later. It was nice to have a warning before!”

People in Vallejo had an 11.4-second warning before the quakes hit; San Francisco got an 18.8-second warning and Oakland residents got a 19.2-second warning.

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 in an instant. In fact, California has the highest amount of property damage losses due to earthquakes in the United States.

According to the California Department of Conservation, California generally gets two or three earthquakes per year large enough to cause damage to structures (magnitude 5.5 and higher).

If you experience a total loss in an earthquake, can you afford to rebuild, replace your belongings, find another place to live, and pay off your existing loans? 

GeoVera’s stand alone residential earthquake insurance will cover your dwelling, other structures, your contents, personal liability, loss of use and more.

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GeoVera is the highest rated stand-alone earthquake insurance provider in California, rated “A” (Excellent) by A.M. Best Company. GeoVera is also California’s longest-tenured earthquake insurance provider and has the most advanced, mobile-friendly tools for policy management and claims reporting.

With our convenient payment plans, you will find a price you can afford. Ask your insurance agent for a quote today. You’ll want GeoVera on your side when the next quake strikes.

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