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A Year After South Napa Earthquake, Damage Proves Widespread and Costly

The California Earthquake Authority (CEA) today announced preliminary findings of research on how the 6.0-magnitude earthquake that struck Napa one year ago today affected single-family homes. Although a 6.0 magnitude earthquake is not considered a major earthquake, the damage was widespread and has proved costly to homeowners. ...

August 24, 2015 | Download (PDF)

"San Andreas" Movie Can Play Starring Role in Helping Californians Be Better Prepared for Real Earthquakes

The CEA believes this summer’s blockbuster movie "San Andreas", with its cutting-edge special effects and big-name Hollywood stars, can also play a starring role in convincing Californians to be better prepared for real earthquakes. …

May 26, 2015 | Download (PDF)

2015 Get Prepared, California! Auction Is Most Successful Yet

The California Earthquake Authority’s Get Prepared, California! Auction SM raised a record-setting $190,000 this year to support American Red Cross disaster-preparedness programs in California. Over the past four years the auction has raised $715,000, all to benefit the Red Cross. …

May 07, 2015 | Download (PDF)

California Earthquake Authority reduces rates and expands policy features

Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones has approved a statewide average rate reduction of 10 percent for earthquake insurance policies issued by the California Earthquake Authority (CEA), effective January 1, 2016. …

April 23, 2015 | Download (PDF)

Fourth Annual Star-Studded Auction to Support American Red Cross

Opening today is the fourth annual star-studded Get Prepared, California! Auction SM to promote earthquake preparedness and support the American Red Cross. ...

April 07, 2015 | Download (PDF)

What CEA Has to Say About New Earthquake Research Results

Today, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) released a new long-term earthquake forecast for California called "UCERF3." ...

March 10, 2015 | Download (PDF)

CEA Surveys Napa Homeowners about Recent Earthquake Damage—City of Napa Encourages Participation

Today the California Earthquake Authority (CEA), in cooperation with the City of Napa, will begin to survey homeowners to better understand how single-family houses fared during the August 24 South Napa earthquake. The research data obtained from the voluntary responses of survey participants will help paint a picture of how houses performed and provide insight into effective retrofit techniques to be shared statewide. …

February 24, 2015 | Download (PDF)

California Earthquake Authority Proposes to Expand Coverages and Decrease Rates

The not-for-profit California Earthquake Authority (CEA), which provides about 75 percent of the residential earthquake insurance in California, today proposed more policy enhancements and an average 8 percent decrease in rates. …

October 23, 2014 | Download (PDF)

Moody's rates proposed CEA revenue bonds at A3

Moody’s Investors Service press release

October 10, 2014
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