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Hardly a structure there was undamaged, and only a few escaped serious damage. Property damage was estimated at $5-$6 million. Structural damage was reported several hundred kilometers from Charleston (including central Alabama, central Ohio, eastern Kentucky, southern Virginia, and western West Virginia), and long-period effects were observed at distances exceeding 1,000 kilometers.
Is earthquake insurance expensive?
The Charleston area does have fairly high earthquake rates. The rates for a frame or wooden building are much less than the rate for a brick veneer or other masonry building. As a very general guide, the earthquake rate for a frame house would be $1.00 per thousand and for a masonry building, $3.00 to $5.00 per thousand. For example, earthquake insurance for a frame house insured for $300,000 would cost about $300 annually. Your agent can give you an exact quote.
Originally posted by 00nunya00
In my head, I always envision an EQ hitting at night, and try to plan how I would save my kids. My daughter sleeps in another room maybe 30 feet from me, ranch home, and the baby sleeps in bed with us. My husband and I have agreed that if anything bad ever happens, I get the baby out and he gets our daughter out. Is it even possible to make your way from one room to another and get out of the house by the time it's over? Or do you have to just hold on to your arse and hope nothing comes down on you? We've anchored all of her high furniture and nothing is over any of the beds, but nothing I can do about the roof or walls. Eek.edit on 23-3-2012 by 00nunya00 because: (no reason given)