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Customers Blocked from Buying EQ Insurance After Last Week's Quake

ST. LOUIS, MO - Eastern Missouri residents are scrambling to get earthquake insurance after last week's 5.2 magnitude trembler rattled windows and shook houses throughout the area.

But customers are finding out there's a waiting period for coverage, even as aftershocks continue to shake the ground.

The state's biggest earthquake insurance providers have imposed a 30-day moratorium on the policies after last week's quake.

State Farm Insurance, the largest provider, and American Family Insurance, the second largest, both say the moratorium is standard policy.

They say the policy is similar to the ban on flood insurance the day before a big flood is predicted.

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