5.1 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes San Jose, CA

5.1 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes San Jose, CA
San Jose, California earthquake details from USGS

Homeowners in San Jose, California, are shaken after the magnitude-5.1 earthquake.

The Bay Area was rattled by a magnitude-5.1 earthquake that struck east of San Jose on Tuesday, October 25, 2022, at 11:42 AM Pacific Time and was felt across the region. 

Residents reported strong shaking felt in the area of the epicenter. Based on the data, the earthquake was also felt in Berkeley, East Foothills, Morgan Hills, Santa Cruz, San Jose, and San Francisco.

A homeowner in Santa Clara, California, states:

“It progressed to a strong shake versus a roll, started to slow down, and then started a stronger shaking again. Lifted a concrete slab from the back patio and a long Crack outside the front doors sidewalk.”

A homeowner in San Francisco reports:

“At the desk in my home office – the whole house started shaking/vibrating, and the desk shuddered back and forth for 5-10 seconds.”

Did you know that your homeowner 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. An average of five earthquakes with magnitudes between 5.0 and 6.0 occur yearly in California, according to a recent three-year data sample.

The probability of an earthquake measuring magnitude 6.7 in the next 30 years is 60% in the Los Angeles area and 72% in the San Francisco Bay Area.

This earthquake served as a reminder for those who do not have earthquake insurance to look for coverage as soon as possible. Earthquakes happen randomly; stay prepared and protect your home/valuables before it is too late.

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.

Why Choose GeoVera?

GeoVera is California’s highest-rated stand-alone earthquake insurance provider, 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 policy management and claims reporting tools.

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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