Operation USA is assessing whether emergency international relief assistance is needed in Aceh, Indonesia after a pair of huge earthquakes offshore. A powerful 8.6 magnitude earthquake and a series of strong aftershocks struck off Indonesia on Wednesday, sending people scurrying from buildings as far away as southern India, but there seemed little risk of […]
*UPDATE: International aid has not been requested by Mexico at this time. Operation USA ready to help if that need changes, but at this point all efforts look to be well handled locally. 11:40AM, Tuesday, March 20. A large earthquake has struck near Acapulco on Mexico’s Pacific coast. The United States Geological Survey (USGS) […]
On March 11, 2011 a 9.0 earthquake struck Japan. The most powerful recorded earthquake in Japan’s history struck 250 miles north-east of Tokyo—and generated a 10-metre-high tsunami that swept away everything in its path, triggered a Pacific-wide tsunami alert and raised fears of a nuclear catastrophe from damaged power plants. The Japanese National Police […]
On Saturday, January 28th, our first and long-time board Chair, Dr. Paul F. O’Rourke, passed away. Paul helped establish Operation USA (then known as Operation California) as an an agile, effective relief agency which could immediately respond to disasters in many of the world’s most dangerous places. He traveled with us to Cambodia, Vietnam, […]
In the aftermath of both the 2004 Tsunami and decades of civil war, Operation USA is addressing the humanitarian crisis that continues in Sri Lanka.