|
|
|
The Daily Ardmoreite
  • Doak: Okla. quake should prompt insurance review

    • email print
  • OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklaho­ma Insurance Commissioner John Doak says a small earthquake in southern Oklahoma should prompt homeown­ers and renters to consider adding earthquake insurance to their insurance policies.
    The U.S. Geological Survey recorded a 2.8-magnitude earthquake in Ste­phens County on Tuesday.
    Doak says Oklahoma has seen a sig­nificant number of ear thquakes in the past year. He says those quakes rein­force the need to add earthquake cov­erage to insurance policies to protect homes and possessions from natural disasters.
    Doak says 95 earthquakes with a mag­nitude of 1.8 or greater were reported in Oklahoma in 2012, with the strongest registering a 3.8-magnitude. A record­breaking 5.6-magnitude earthquake hit Oklahoma in November 2011, damag­ing dozens of homes and businesses.
      • calendar