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We've talked quite a bit about how a natural disaster might effect Angelenos should one hit since our nasty hurricane season has been so tragic this year. Well, since it is always earthquake season around these parts, the California Earthquake Authority is seeking to lower earthquake insurance rates throughout much of the state. Doug Simpson notes that less than 15% of California homeowners have quake coverage.

Well that just seems silly. We all know the big one (or an ornery little one in the wrong location) is going to happen at some point, why wouldn't most local homeowners have those types of protective policies? Has the damage of the Northridge quake faded from memory so quickly? It was just a little over a decade ago and there are still cracked, damaged and broken down buildings around town as a reminder.

More info on Earthquake Insurance.