Wednesday, February 22, 2012

[californiadisasters] Great Earthquakes of Recent Memory - The 1 year anniversary of the February 21st/22nd Christchurch Earthquake

Anybody want to comment on these?


1.       We are approaching the 1 year anniversary of the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami (Occurred on March 11, 2011), and the 6 month anniversary of the Central Virginia Earthquake (Occurred on August 23, 2011). 

Tohoku article:
Central Virginia article:


2.       Today, February 22nd, is the First Anniversary of the Christchurch, New Zealand Earthquake (  People are up-in-arms about the slow pace of recovery there.


3.       There was a 4.0 magnitude Earthquake yesterday in SE Missouri, just days after the 200th Anniversary of the Great Central U.S. Earthquake.  It was felt in 9 states (


4.       The last major earthquake to affect the Lower 48 of the U.S. was the Northridge Earthquake (6.7 Magnitude) -  January 17, 1994 -


5.       The Quintuplet of Recent Damaging Quakes:


Tohuku (March 11, 2011):

Haiti (January 12, 2010):

Chile: (February 27, 2010):

New Zealand (February 21, 2011):

New Zealand (September 3, 2010):


6.       For recent earthquake events visit:




Mark Lewack

Emergency Actions Coordinator

U.S. Office of Personnel Management

1900 E Street NW, Suite 1300

Washington, DC 20415

(202) 606-5415 (Office)

(301) 807-8943 (Cell #2)




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