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Earthquakes in BC: A Shaky Reality

Earthquakes in British Columbia can cause significant damage to homes and possessions, and without the right insurance, the financial burden of restoring your home and its contents can be overwhelming. As an insurance brokerage, we strongly recommend that homeowners and tenants in British Columbia strongly consider earthquake insurance as part of their insurance policy.

Earthquake insurance is designed to cover you in the event of an earthquake, providing financial protection for damage caused by the seismic forces of an earthquake to your home and its contents. Earthquake insurance can help with the cost of repairs to your home, as well as replacing or repairing any damaged personal property. It may also provide coverage for additional living expenses incurred while the home is being repaired.

Earthquakes are a natural hazard in British Columbia, and the region is prone to some of the most powerful earthquakes in the world. The province has experienced a number of significant earthquakes, including the recent 6.0 magnitude earthquake that occurred in the North Pacific Ocean, off the southwest coast of British Columbia on April 13, 2023.

At Megson FitzPatrick-Acera Insurance, we believe it’s important to be informed and knowledgeable about the risks associated with earthquakes in British Columbia. Our Client Advisor, Personal Insurance, Samantha Rankin recommends you watch Shockwave: Surviving North America’s Biggest Disaster, an eye-opening documentary about the dangers of an earthquake and tsunami that will someday devastate cities from Sacramento, California to Vancouver, British Columbia.

We recommend homeowners and tenants in British Columbia contact their insurance broker to discuss their options for earthquake coverage. It’s important to make sure your insurance policy is up to date and provides the coverage you need in the event of an earthquake.

At Megson FitzPatrick-Acera Insurance, we understand that earthquakes are unpredictable and can cause a great deal of damage and disruption. We are committed to helping our clients get the coverage they need to protect their homes and belongings should an earthquake occur.

Start a conversation with one of our expert brokers today to determine the right coverage for you.

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