Earthquakes are unpredictable, but given the geologic settings in the Southeast, the United States Geological Survey estimates strong magnitude earthquakes are a possibility. Many homeowner policies do not cover earthquake damage, but even small earthquakes can cause cracks in the foundation, structural damage, or knock fixtures from the walls.
Alabama 4/29/2003 4.9 magnitude Dekalb County, AL
3/12/2015 3.1 magnitude Eutaw, AL
Georgia 12/07/2015 3.2 magnitude Sandersville,GA
3/5/2015 2.3 magnitude Hiawassee, GA
South 12/16/2008 3.6 magnitude Summerville, SC
Carolina 2/15/2014 4.1 magnitude Aiken, SC
- Southeastern U.S. averages 60 earthquakes per year
- Earthquake 5.0 or higher can cause structural damage
- Shock waves of a large magnitude earthquake in the Southeast would affect a larger area and cause greater damage than a similar quake on the West Coast.
- 4 major earthquake seismic zones across the southeast
If your homeowners doesn’t offer Earthquake coverage, standalone coverage options are available. Contact Southern Insurance Associates for more information Info [at] SouthernInsuranceAssociates [dot] com or 706-996-8788.