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Media Contacts

Media representatives may send inquiries or interview requests to media@calquake.com or call (279) 203-5998. CEA can accommodate requests in English and Spanish. 

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.

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 March 2023 (PDF)
CEA Media Backgrounder Espanol April 2023 (PDF)
CEA Media Backgrounder 中文 April 2023 (PDF)
Great California ShakeOut Backgrounder October 2023 (PDF)
Datos Sobre California Earthquake Authority Julio 2021 (PDF)
CEA Financial Overview June 2023 (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 December 2021 (PDF)
CEA 20th Anniversary Report 2016 (PDF)
Governor Brown Commends CEA on its 20th Anniversary 2016 (PDF)

Public Affairs and Testimony

California Earthquake Authority applauds introduction of federal tax-parity legislation for disaster-mitigation incentives (LINK)
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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