Ridgecrest Earthquake Payout Map

Ridgecrest earthquake insurance payout map

The 7.1 Ridgecrest earthquake on July 5 and its 6.4 foreshock on July 4 were the first payout-triggering events to take place since Jumpstart’s October 2018 launch. With a relatively low population (about 1/10 of 1% of California’s population) in the affected area, none of our existing customers were located in the payout zone.

This payout map visualizes the data from USGS that we use to determine the specific census blocks located within the zone of intense shaking. We use a trigger of Peak Ground Velocity (PGV) of 30cm/sec, which is roughly equivalent to MMI VII-1/2, or the orange/red zone on a USGS shakemap.

Map outlining the Jumpstart payout area from the Ridgecrest, CA earthquake