Earthquakes and Landslides

What is an earthquake?

An earthquake is a sudden, rapid shaking of the earth caused by the shifting of rock beneath the earth’s surface. Earthquakes strike without warning, at any time of year, day or night. Forty-five U.S. states and territories are at moderate to very high risk of earthquakes. Though earthquakes in Virginia are rare, it’s important to be aware of the potential threat and to have an earthquake readiness plan. Buying earthquake insurance coverage is the best way to protect your home and your family’s financial investment. Talk to your insurance agent about coverage options today!

Before an Earthquake

Prepare Your Home:

During an Earthquake



In a Car:

Public Transportation:

After an Earthquake

If You are Trapped Under Debris: