Rise In Seismic Activity
4:38 pm
Tue October 29, 2013

Numerous Earthquakes In Oklahoma May Require Additional Insurance

Oklahoma's insurance commissioner is advising residents to purchase earthquake insurance after a national report suggested that seismic activity in the central part of the state is here to stay.

Seismic Graph
Credit Tom Phillips Photos / Flickr.com

Commissioner John Doak says quake damage can cripple the finances of property owners who haven't purchased policies.

A report released last week from the U.S. and Oklahoma Geological surveys suggests an earthquake "swarm" continues to affect central Oklahoma after a record 5.6-magnitude quake rattled Oklahoma in November 2011.

Since January 2009, more than 200 magnitude 3.0 or greater earthquakes have hit central Oklahoma — marking a significant rise in the frequency of the seismic events, the survey reported.

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