by Michelle Ferris on Oct 07, 2014
Earthquakes in the Northwest
The tragic 9.0 magnitude earthquake in Japan in 2011 reminds those in the Pacific Northwest that we could face the same kind of disaster. We live near the Cascadia Subduction Zone, a fault that runs along the coast from BC to northern California. It represents the intersection of two tectonic plates, and when the boundary between them ruptures, huge quakes can result.
The Northwest is more likely to have a higher magnitude earthquake than anywhere else in the U.S., according to Risk Management Solutions. The Pacific Northwest Seismic Network believes the Cascadia Subduction Zone may produce devastating earthquakes of magnitude 9.0 or more.
While we can't control Mother Nature, we can control how prepared we are for an earthquake, and potential tsunami.
Earthquake Coverage: Protection for physical damage caused by earth movement, including landslide, mud flow, and earth sinking/rising/shifting as a direct and immediate result of an Earthquake.
Difference in Conditions (DIC) Coverage: Expands Earthquake coverage further by adding on coverage for flood, including tsunami and avalanche. Landslide coverage also can be added.
Excess Flood: Available coverage for those who want flood coverage over and above what they have through the National Flood Insurance Program.
Please give us a call to learn how you can better protect your home and/or business at (425)712-3664.
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