2019 Press Releases

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Standard plan sets will reduce home seismic retrofitting costs in California

A joint project of the California Earthquake Authority (CEA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) makes it easier and less expensive to protect certain types of homes from earthquakes. ...

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FEMA Grants $1.2M to CEA to Increase Earthquake Protection

Federal Emergency Management Agency press release

World’s largest earthquake drill on 30th anniversary of Loma Prieta quake

Millions of Californians will practice how to “Drop, Cover, and Hold On” when the ground shakes during the Great California ShakeOut on Thursday, Oct. 17, at 10:17 a.m. ...

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CEA research forum focuses on modern data-collection methods after earthquakes to help California improve building safety faster

Experts from academic, government and private organizations met at the California Earthquake Authority’s (CEA’s) third annual research forum yesterday to discuss how best to collect information about earthquakes and the damage they cause, so that findings can be used to improve building safety faster. ...

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Ridgecrest earthquakes generate spike in CEA earthquake insurance purchases

The California Earthquake Authority (CEA) gained 23,861 earthquake insurance policies in July, the second-largest monthly net increase in CEA’s 23-year history. ...

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CEA Governing Board expands policyholder eligibility for seismic retrofit grants

The California Earthquake Authority (CEA) Governing Board voted unanimously to offer up to a $3,000 retrofit grant, to approximately 30,000 CEA policyholders as part of CEA’s existing Brace + Bolt program. ...

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Statement from California Earthquake Authority CEO Glenn Pomeroy on today's earthquake near Ridgecrest

A magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck today near the town of Ridgecrest, in Kern County. ...

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CEA raises nearly $176K through annual Get Prepared, California! Auction for disaster-preparedness and relief efforts in California

The eighth annual Get Prepared, California! Auction—sponsored by the California Earthquake Authority (CEA) and coordinated by iHeartMedia, Inc.—raised $175,882 in 2019. Auction proceeds will be dedicated to American Red Cross disaster-preparedness and relief efforts in California. ...

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CEA Governing Board votes to sponsor and support Resilient Homes Initiative

The California Earthquake Authority (CEA) Governing Board voted on Friday to formally sponsor and support the enactment of California Senate Bill (SB) 254, introduced by state Senate Majority Leader Bob Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys) in January. ...

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Annual Get Prepared, California! Auction is now open

Bidding for the annual Get Prepared, California! Auction has begun. ...

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Thompson, Calvert, Harris and Feinstein Reintroduce Earthquake Mitigation Legislation

Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) press release

Five-year anniversary of La Habra earthquake is a reminder to get prepared

Five years ago today, a magnitude 5.1 earthquake struck on the Puente Hills fault in La Habra and produced shaking felt across several Southern California counties. ...

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Northridge earthquake remembered as one of costliest natural disasters in U.S. history

Next week marks the 25th anniversary of one of the costliest natural disasters in U.S. history, the magnitude 6.7 earthquake that struck on Jan. 17, 1994, in an urban area just 20 miles northwest of Los Angeles. ...

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