Frequency of Major Earthquakes Underscores Need for Preparedness

Latest Earthquakes in the World - Past 7 days

Latest Earthquakes in the World – Past 7 days

You’ve probably noticed that the frequency of major earthquakes around the world has increased. There have been many 5.0 and above earthquakes already in 2010.

Here is a list of some of the major earthquakes of 2010 from the USGS Earthquake Hazards Program website:

  • Magnitude 5.9 EASTERN TURKEY March 08, 2010
  • Magnitude 6.6 OFFSHORE BIO-BIO, CHILE March 05, 2010
  • Magnitude 6.5 SOUTHWEST OF SUMATRA, INDONESIA March 05, 2010
  • Magnitude 8.8 OFFSHORE MAULE, CHILE February 27, 2010
  • Magnitude 7.0 RYUKYU ISLANDS, JAPAN February 26, 2010
  • Magnitude 6.9 CHINA-RUSSIA-NORTH KOREA BORDER REGION February 18, 2010
  • Magnitude 5.9 OFFSHORE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA February 04, 2010
  • Magnitude 7.0 HAITI REGION January 12, 2010

This clearly underlines the need for emergency preparedness in governments from federal all the way down to the local level, but also of citizens. We must take preparedness steps in order to safeguard our families.

When you create a plan to survive, you are likely to survive. Start with 72-Hour Emergency Kits and 72-hour Emergency Meal Kits.

Please take time and prepare your family for the unexpected.

Here is a link to the USGS website:

USGS Earthquake Hazards Program


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