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6.3 Earthquake hits near Coos Bay

Thursday, August 29th, 2019 by CJ Garcia


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A 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast near Coos Bay on Thursday morning.

The earthquake occurred less than 200 miles off the coast of Coos Bay, but according to the U.S. Geological Survey, more than 300 people reported feeling the ground shake. 

The earthquake struck three miles deep. Because of its magnitude and shallowness, the U.S. Geological Survey is ranking the earthquake as “strong”.

How to prepare your home for an earthquake

There’s no accurate way to predict exactly when a potential earthquake might occur. Homeowners who understand the threat of living in a seismically active region are taking proactive steps to prepare, including opting for earthquake insurance.

Unfortunately, many homeowners don’t qualify for earthquake insurance due to the age of their home. As homes get older, the expansive soil surrounding a home takes its toll on a foundation. Over time, older foundations are more prone to cracking and buckling, and that makes insurance companies less likely to insure a home against an earthquake.

However, with the proper retrofitting process, many homeowners will be able to secure their home to their foundation and obtain earthquake insurance. TerraFirma Foundation Systems has retrofitted hundreds of homes in Oregon and Washington.

Scheduling a free inspection of your home’s retrofitting needs is simple, and our experienced System Design Specialists will help you better understand your retrofitting options, and what you can do to protect the future of your home and family.

 

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