If you had Jumpstart earthquake insurance 40 years ago, when would you have received a payment? Over the last 40 years, 16 earthquakes would have triggered a Jumpstart payment in California. In other words, Jumpstart makes payments in about three earthquakes per decade.
Recent natural disasters such as the California fires and Hurricane Michael suggest that we’re living in an increasingly precarious world. However, are earthquakes also increasing in frequency?
The concept of “earthquake weather” dates back to ancient Greece, and the tantalizing idea that we can predict earthquakes based on meteorology persists. Has modern science proven a link between temperature, humidity, and the likelihood of seismic activity?
The M 7.0 Anchorage earthquake on November 30 demonstrates that strong building codes save lives. But for Alaskans recovering from the quake, life is going to require additional resources to bounce back.
Earthquake preparedness kit recommendations abound on the Internet. Most suggestions for earthquake kits include the consensus items–food, water, shelter, clothing–but the variations in details are infinite. Here are three alternatives to the usual kit items that can help you bounce back in a disaster.