$15,000 Raised for Japan Earthquake & Tsunami Relief Efforts

The 2011 Tōhoku earthquake, officially named the Great East Japan Earthquake,: (“Eastern Japan Great Earthquake Disaster” (東日本大震災 Higashi Nihon Daishinsai?) was a magnitude 9.0 (Mw) undersea megathrust earthquake off the coast of Japan that occurred on Friday, 11 March 2011.  It was the most powerful known earthquake to have hit Japan, and one of the five most powerful earthquakes in the world overall since modern record-keeping began in 1900.  The earthquake triggered extremely destructive tsunami waves of up to 38 metres (125 ft) that struck Japan, in some cases traveling up to 10 km (6 mi) inland.

In addition to loss of life and destruction of infrastructure, the tsunami caused a number of nuclear accidents, of which by far the most serious was an ongoing level 7 event and 20 km (12 mi) evacuation zone around the Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant. The overall cost could exceed $300 billion, making it the most expensive natural disaster on record.

To show our support, I along with several colleagues at @properties, donated $15,000 on behalf of our clients towards the Japanese Relief Efforts!

I have made separate donations as well through Causes to help spread awareness through social media.

Find out how you can help.  Below is a copy of the spread that ran in the local Chicago Tribune.  You can also view the full Chicago Tribune two page spread.