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Media Resources

For interviews with CEA experts, or for help getting information about earthquakes and earthquake insurance, please contact:

Sarah Sol
Media Relations Manager/Information Officer II
(916) 661-5502
(916) 425-1225

For information about CEA's community outreach efforts and upcoming events, and for Spanish media inquiries, please contact:

Pamela Diaz
Community Relations Manager/Information Officer II
(916) 661-5508
(916) 291-8519

Reporters looking for information about the Earthquake Brace + Bolt Program, established by a joint powers authority created by CEA and the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, can find additional media support here.

Reporters covering natural disasters can find additional sources of earthquake-related information here.

Background Information

The following resources are intended to provide information helpful to reporters covering the California Earthquake Authority, earthquakes in California and residential earthquake insurance.

CEA Media Backgrounder June 2020 (PDF)
CEA Financial Overview March 2020 (PDF)
Fact Sheet: Reducing the risk of residential earthquake loss in San Diego and statewide 2020 (PDF)
Fact Sheet: Why You Should Consider a Seismic Retrofit of Your Older House 2020 (PDF)
Great California ShakeOut Backgrounder April 2020 (PDF)
ShakeOut Letter of Support from ​CEA CEO Glenn Pomeroy 2016 (PDF)
CEA 20th Anniversary Report 2016 (PDF)
Governor Brown Commends CEA on its 20th Anniversary 2016 (PDF)
CEA and USGS Experts Talk Earthquake Risk, Recovery and Mitigation 2015 (MP3)
Open Letter to Californians from CEA CEO Glenn Pomeroy 2014 (PDF)
Earthquake Recovery Guide - SF Examiner 2014 (PDF)

Public Affairs and Testimony

S.B. 254 (Resilient Homes Initiative) (LINK)
CEA Governing Board resolution in support and sponsorship of S.B. 254 (PDF) (PDF)
A.B. 548 (LINK)
CEA Governing Board resolution in support of A.B. 548 (PDF) (PDF)
H.R. 2053 (Earthquake Mitigation and Tax Parity Act) (LINK)
S. 1058 (Earthquake Mitigation and Tax Parity Act) (LINK)
CEA Governing Board resolution in support of H.R. 2053/S. 1058 (PDF) (PDF)
California Insurance Code chapter pertaining to CEA's establishment and governance (LINK)

Fast Facts

Browse these fast facts or our FAQs for details about CEA and earthquake preparedness that can be included in a news story.
California Earthquake Authority
  • CEA has more than 1 million policies in force, and CEA policies are two-thirds of the residential earthquake insurance policies sold in California.
  • CEA is not-for-profit, privately funded and publicly managed. 
  • California created CEA in 1996  to address a home-insurance market crisis. 
CEA Insurance Policies
CEA's Financial Strength
Mitigation (Seismic Retrofitting)

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