A worldwide earthquake drill may spur more homeowners to buy insurance

Ben Bradford Oct 18, 2018
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A worldwide earthquake drill may spur more homeowners to buy insurance

Ben Bradford Oct 18, 2018
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Do not be alarmed if, a bit later on Thursday, you turn to see a bunch of co-workers peering out from under their desks. It’s not an alien invasion or a spontaneous game of hide-and-seek. Nearly 60 million people around the world are signed up to participate in a earthquake drill, the 2018 Great ShakeOut, designed to raise preparedness. If California is any indication, it could also spur homeowners to think about getting earthquake coverage. Although, relatively few actually have it. 

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