Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

On Friday, March 11, 2011, a magnitude 9.0 (upgraded from 8.9) earthquake hit off the coast of Japan near the city of Sendai, which unleashed a 23-foot tsunami leaving death and disaster in its wake.  In the days since we have seen the news updates from the devastating effects of the earthquake and tsunami to the nuclear crisis.  We have also seen how the Japanese people have come together to support each other.

News and Updates

To see the latest information coming out of Japan, there are a variety of sources to get your news from.  Listed below are several sites where you can keep up to date on the news coming from Japan.

NHK World (English)

@sayaJRCS – Japan Red Cross Society

Pray for Japan

Google responded instantly to this crisis by creating a crisis center page where you can get realtime updates and information regarding the disaster.

2011 Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami Crisis Response

How You Can Help

From the start, the world has shown their support for Japan by sending messages of support, sending rescue aid workers, and donating money.  Locally, the Asian Association of Hampton Roads has gotten together and are planning fundraising events.  To get further information and to donate, please see their website.

Asian Association of Hampton Roads

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