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Living Close to a Fault Without Earthquake Insurance Will Put You at Fault

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Living Close to a Fault without Earthquake Insurance Will Put You at Fault

When you are living near a fault line without earthquake insurance, your homeowners insurance won’t cover a thing.

Many people believe that their homeowners insurance policy will kick in if their home suffers damage caused by an earthquake. The same goes for flood insurance: many people falsely believe their home insurance will cover damages. But unlike flood insurance, neither the federal government nor your insurer requires you to carry earthquake insurance. It’s also worth noting that every state has had a record of earthquakes. It’s common knowledge that the west coast lies on […]

What You Should Do After an Earthquake: The Reaction

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What You Should Do After an Earthquake: The Reaction

All disasters come to an end, but they often leave rubble, injured humans, and wrecked cities.

When the shaking has stopped, what are you expected to do? You’ve just gone through something truly traumatic, and you may not be thinking clearly. If you’ve never received any information on this topic you’ll be truly lost. Here are some tips and tricks on what you should do when it comes to reacting to the aftermath of an earthquake that just passed through.

Expect the aftershock(s). These secondary shockwaves are usually less violent than their […]

What You Should Do During an Earthquake: Staying Safe

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What You Should Do During an Earthquake: Staying Safe

Earthquakes pose a risk to all in the area, especially if the quake is is strong enough to shake buildings’ foundations.

As earthquakes shake the crust of the Earth, there are many dangers to consider. You may be thinking of the ground splitting open and being swallowed by the Earth itself like we see in movies and television everywhere. While it’s definitely not unheard of, the chances of that happening are slim. Your threats actually come from above – things like houses, buildings, trees, and anything else that is not secured onto a stable structure. Indoors and outdoors […]

What You Should Before an Earthquake: Preparation

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What You Should Before an Earthquake: Preparation

Earthquakes are natural disasters that come whenever they please, and there isn’t anything we can do to stop them.

Earthquakes are caused by a shift in the tectonic plates that cover the entire surface of the Earth. When they bump into each other, the energy associated is so mind-blowingly huge that the earth shakes—this is known as seismic energy. The worst part about earthquakes is that no one can know exactly when they are going to happen; their lack of warning is what makes them so dangerous. Everyone is going about their normal day when […]