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The number of homes affected by a large earthquake along the San Andreas Fault could increase 126 percent according to a new risk model. (Photo: iStock)

New data from property information and analytics company CoreLogic, finds that an earthquake along the San Andreas Fault could impact both Northern and South California simultaneously.

Once thought an impossibility, a statewide earthquake could result in 126 percent more property damage, increasing the risks from 1.6 million homes to more than 3.5 million for a magnitude 8.0 or higher earthquake along the fault.

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Patricia L. Harman

Patricia L. Harman is the editor-in-chief of Claims magazine, a contributing editor to PropertyCasualty360.com, and chairs the annual America's Claims Event (ACE), which focuses on providing claims professionals with cutting-edge education and networking opportunities. She covers auto, property & casualty, workers' compensation, fraud, risk and cybersecurity, and is a frequent speaker at insurance industry events. Contact her at [email protected]

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