Quake insurance becomes popular

Agents called after nearby temblors

Posted: November 13, 2011 at 5:39 a.m.

Several earthquakes have rattled Northwest Arkansas since Nov. 5, prompting home owners to buy something unusual for an area considered seismically inactive: earthquake insurance.

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If you live along the Fayetteville Fault Line it's a good idea to have quake insurance. It's not real deep fault
but if a nearby quake were to really shake the Fayetteville area the fault line could split wider and damage many homes.

Posted by: cdawg

November 13, 2011 at 4:56 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Yes. And if you live below the Beaver Dam be aware it sits on a fault line also. Well at least the embankment does. Not that it would matter much if the embankment gave way. It would flood everything below.

Posted by: P5harri

November 13, 2011 at 5:30 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

I've owned many houses over the years, and have only bought fire insurance because the bank made me do so. Insurance in general, and flood and earthquake insurance in particular, are just corporate rip offs. Don't let them take any more from you.

Posted by: CaptainQuint

November 13, 2011 at 5:30 p.m. ( | suggest removal )