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California Earthquake (DR-1911)

Incident period: April 04, 2010 to July 04, 2010
Major Disaster Declaration declared on May 07, 2010


August 20, 2010 - News Release

Pasadena, Ca. -- When the magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck Imperial County April 4, the powerful temblor knocked computer monitors, television sets, stereos and microwaves and other electronic devices off countertops, tables and shelves, shattering the hardware and creating a mass of e-waste.

July 2, 2010 - News Release

Pasadena, CA -- When public agencies in Imperial County begin planning earthquake recovery projects funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the California Emergency Management Agency (Cal EMA) they will consider environmental and historic matters as well as contracting issues. 

June 30, 2010 - News Release

Pasadena, Calif. -- Officials with the Federal Management Agency (FEMA) and the California Emergency Management Agency (Cal EMA) have wrapped up initial meetings with 31 Public Assistance Program applicants in Imperial County, to discuss recovery needs associated with the April 4 earthquake.

Financial Assistance

If and when individual assistance money is approved for this disaster, it will be displayed here. Information is updated every 24 hours.

Public Assistance - Dollars Approved

Public Assistance (PA): Disaster grant assistance available for communities to quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Emergency Work (Categories A-B): Work that must be performed to reduce or eliminate an immediate threat to life, protect public health and safety, and to protect improved property that is significantly threatened due to disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Permanent Work (Categories C-G): Work that is required to restore a damaged facility, through repair or restoration, to its pre-disaster design, function, and capacity in accordance with applicable codes and standards

*Dollars Approved: Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.

*Dollars Obligated: Funds made available to the State via electronic transfer following FEMA's final review and approval of Public Assistance projects.

Total Public Assistance Grants - Dollars Obligated* Emergency Work (Categories A-B) - Dollars Obligated* Permanent Work (Categories C-G) - Dollars Obligated*
Total Amount $27,293,820.14 $2,311,742.59 $23,802,645.60
Last Updated: Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 06:27 (Updated daily)

Related Links

Preliminary Damage Assessment

  • California, FEMA-1911-DR (PDF 26KB)