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With more Earthquakes on the horizon, earthquake insurance for California residents is necessary!

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According to an article entitled “New hidden earthquake fault found in California” on MSNBC, everyone needs to be on the lookout for their safety when it comes to this natural disaster.  However, this earthquake fault has added dangers, for one, it was hidden in the ground, and two, it could release a flood from a nearby dam.  This dam, the Martis Creek Dam, sits outside of Truckee, CA, is about 35 miles upstream from Reno.  In addition, it is one of 10 dams in the United States that has “urgent and compelling” safety concerns, which increases the concerns of officials upon the discovery of the earthquake fault.

Data from the most recent evaluation revealed that not only does the dam have significant leakage, but it also lies in close proximity to not two, but three fault zones.  The newly discovered, active, 22-mile-long fault is named Polaris, after for the old mining town it runs through.  The fault could produce an earthquake with up to a 6.5 to 6.9 magnitude, according to the study published in the June issue of the Bulletin of Seismological Society of America.   However, because the fault connects to others in the area, the magnitude could be even higher if they ruptured at the same time.

Earthquakes are a common occurrence to expect when living in this state.  However, this doesn’t mean you have to be without earthquake insurance.  California residents are smart enough to know that their safety comes first, so why don’t you let us protect you during this unpredictable time of the year!  If you live in an area prone to seismic activity, you need to schedule an appointment with one of our agents today to discuss your California earthquake insurance options.  We can offer you suggestions on how to better protect your home and property from damage during a quake and provide affordable coverage plans.  We believe in developing trusted relationships with all of our customers, so let us take care of you and your home during the next earthquake with no hidden charges!

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