Pop culture has long referenced and dramatically predicted the aftermath of “The Big One” hitting California along the San Andreas Fault Line. While you have more than likely heard of California’s “Big One” – have you heard of “The Really Big One”?
The 2001 Nisqually earthquake shook western Washington state on February 28. The 6.8 magnitude earthquake caused billions of dollars in damage. Remembering the Nisqually earthquake 20 years later is an important reminder to the Pacific Northwest that this region is a part of earthquake country.
Jumpstart is thrilled to announce that we’ve expanded our parametric earthquake insurance to Washington and Oregon. The Pacific Northwest faces nearly as much earthquake risk as California. And now, residents of Washington and Oregon have a new way to protect themselves from earthquakes. Jumpstart’s simple, affordable coverage pays a lump-sum immediately after an intense earthquake.
If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s to expect the unexpected. You can never be too prepared, because you never know what’s coming. Whether it’s the global pandemic, murder hornets (where’d they disappear to anyway?), economic collapse or natural disasters, there are safety measures you can take.
I’ll never forget the 4th of July 2019. And nor will the residents of Ridgecrest, CA where large earthquakes on back-to-back days rumbled more dramatically than the fireworks. Felt throughout Southern California, Magnitude 6.4 and 7.1 earthquakes occurred in Ridgecrest on July 4 and 5, 2019. We commemorate this one-year anniversary with stories of resilience.