As the 5.9 magnitude earthquake in Virginia on Tuesday demonstrated, natural disasters are not the sole purview of West Coast homeowners and traveling expats. With reports of tremors felt as far north as New York and as far south as Chapel Hill, N.C., the quake reminds us that there's no excuse to be caught flat-footed by nature's whims. Below is a collection of stories on earthquake preparedness by AOL Real Estate contributors, ranging from how to quake-proof a home to tailoring the best homeowners insurance policy for your area.
Is Your Home Earthquake Proof?
Can Renters Get Natural Disaster Insurance?
Emergency Plan: Where To Go When Disaster Strikes
Tag Your Home Photos for Better Insurance Claims
Unusual Earthquakes Leave Many Wondering: Is My Home Covered?