6.4 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Ferndale, CA

6.4 earthquake Ferndale, CA
Ferndale, California earthquake details from USGS

Homeowners in Humboldt County, California, are shaken after the magnitude-6.4 earthquake.

NorCal was rattled by a magnitude-6.4 earthquake that struck southwest of Ferndale on Tuesday, December 20, 2022, at 2:34 AM Pacific Time and was felt across the region. 

One of the strongest earthquakes the area has seen in years damaged infrastructure, buckling roads, shattering glass, and cutting off power to over 70,000 in Northern California. Over 50 aftershocks followed the earthquake on Tuesday, including a magnitude-4.6, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Residents reported strong shaking felt in the area of the epicenter. The strongest shaking was felt in Humboldt, Mendocino, and Trinity Counties. Other places the earthquake was also felt include Calabasas, Eureka, Mount Shasta, and Redding.

Reports from this earthquake

A homeowner in Redding, California, states:

“Made me nauseous, and my wife woke up out of her sleep. Felt a kick on the couch, like someone was behind me. The next thing I knew, my Christmas tree was shaking.”

A homeowner in Fortuna reports:

“70-inch TV broken off the stand. It fell to the right in half and was broken as soon as it hit the wall. I have enormous damage. My microwave was thrown off the fridge. Everything is in piles. My family is ok.”

Humboldt County is in a region with a long history of large earthquakes, including a magnitude of 7.0 in 1980, a 6.8 in 2014, and an earthquake last year to this day! A magnitude-6.2 earthquake struck Northern California on Monday, December 20, 2021, at 1:10 PM Pacific Time.

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 your hard-earned equity instantly. According to a recent three-year data sample, an average of five earthquakes with magnitudes between 5.0 and 6.0 occur yearly in California.

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.

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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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