Southern California homeowners are shaken after a magnitude-4.2 earthquake.
For the second time this month, the San Bernardino, California, area was rattled by a magnitude-4.2 earthquake that struck a mile and a half from downtown San Bernardino on Wednesday evening, January 24, 2024, at 7:43 p.m. Pacific Time, according to the United States Geological Survey.
The shaking was also felt across Adelanto, Hemet, and the Inland Empire, including Riverside, Fontana, Rialto, Rancho Cucamonga, Moreno Valley, and Redlands.
Reports from this earthquake
“I was alerted because it felt like my couch had jumped. My couch bumped into my parakeet’s cage and knocked it. Rio flew out. It’s his first earthquake. He didn’t feel comfortable sleeping back in his cage.”
“Shaking for first 2 seconds, then a jolt Ontario, California. South of the runway at Ontario International Airport.”
Did you know that your homeowner insurance policy does not cover earthquake damage?
Given the risk, now is the time to consider how earthquake insurance will provide the protection you don’t get from your homeowners insurance policy:
- 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.
Your home equity continues to grow while the risk of a devastating earthquake increases, too. Are you prepared to lose all of your hard-earned equity in an instant? And if you experience a total loss, can you afford to rebuild? Now (not afterward) is the right time to consider your Earthquake Insurance options.
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GeoVera has decades of experience managing claims for nature’s worst catastrophes and a financial rating of “A” (Excellent) by A.M. Best Company. We hope you’ll never need our help, but we’re ready if you do. Ask your insurance agent for a quote today.