Magnitude 6.4 Ridgecrest Earthquake

There have been a series of earthquakes today, July 4, 2019, near Ridgecrest, CA.

map of Ridgecrest with the epicenter of the earthquake

The largest of these, Magnitude 6.4, was large enough that it likely created a Jumpstart payout zone, but only in the region near the epicenter. The reason we say “likely” is that the determination is not final until 24 hours after the occurrence of the earthquake.

Update: On July 5, 24 hours later after it was determined that there was, in fact, a Jumpstart payout zone due to the M6.4 earthquake.

As a reminder, Jumpstart’s payment zone is defined by a peak ground velocity of 30 cm/sec. This is roughly equivalent to the “red zone” on the USGS Shakemap. The Shakemap for today’s earthquake can be viewed at this link:

This is a good reminder to spread the word about how Jumpstart can help build financial preparation for an earthquake.

Here’s a sample social post:
Check out @yourjumpstart, a new way to be financially prepared for the next #earthquake.