Series of Earthquakes Strike Lake and Sonoma Counties

Earthquake Magnitude-4.2 Clearlake, California
Clearlake, CA quake details from USGS

Lake and Sonoma County homeowners are shaken after a cluster of earthquakes.

Did you feel one of these four earthquakes that rattled residents in the Santa Rosa area on Friday? The ShakeAlert system was activated due to a magnitude-3.1 earthquake northwest of The Geysers at 8:42 a.m., followed by a 4.2 at 1:28 p.m., a 2.5 at 1:32 p.m., and a 3.0 at 2:23 p.m.

Clearlake, California, was rattled by a magnitude-4.2 earthquake that struck with a depth of 1.4 miles almost 4 miles northwest of Cobb. The epicenter was near the Geysers geothermal field, which includes several geothermal power plants. The earthquake was felt on Friday afternoon, January 26, 2024, at 1:28 p.m. Pacific Time, according to the United States Geological Survey.

The shaking was also felt across Middletown, Hidden Valley Lake, Lower Lake, Kelseyville, Russian River, Cloverdale, and Windsor.

Reports from this earthquake

A homeowner in Sonoma states:

“I heard my cupboards rattling a little, then a break, and then rattling a little bit more, and then it was over, and I think I felt the floor moving a little bit too. I was on the second floor of a mountainside home.”

A homeowner in Healdsburg, California, states:

“The whole house felt like it jerked and rattled simultaneously, and you could feel the movement in the house floor and hear the interior doors shift.”

Did you know that your homeowner insurance policy does not cover earthquake damage?

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. Given the risk, are you prepared to lose all of your hard-earned equity instantly? 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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