On December 3, 2009 Director Andrew Velasquez, III was selected by the Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus to receive the Exemplary Leadership award for his leadership in serving as IEMA Director/State Homeland Security Advisor and for his role in managing the states response in multiple federally declared disasters in Illinois. State Senator Martin Sandoval and State […]
Archives for January 2010
On September 8-9, 2008, the U.S. Geological Survey and the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission co-sponsored a workshop on Mmax east of the Rocky Mountains. Mmax is the magnitude of the largest earthquake that is thought to be possible within a specified geographic area. Mmax is an important variable in seismic-hazard computations.
According to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the island of Haiti was hit with a 7.0 magnitude earthquake at 3:53p.m.CST on Tuesday, January 12, 2010— the strongest earthquake to strike the island in more than 200 years. As the extent of devastation and casualties becomes clearer, an international disaster relief effort is underway to assist […]
A new report from the Mid-America Earthquake Center is now available in print and online. This report contains earthquake impact assessments for the CUSEC Member States due to earthquakes caused by the New Madrid Seismic Zone. It reports Phase II work from a major New Madrid Earthquakes Catastrophic Event Planning project funded by the Federal […]