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On March 11 at 2:46pm JST a massive 9.0-magnitude earthquake occurred near the northeastern coast of Japan, creating extremely destructive tsunami waves which hit Japan just minutes after the earthquake, and triggering evacuations and warnings across the Pacific Ocean. The earthquake and tsunami have caused extensive and severe damage in Northeastern Japan, leaving thousands of people confirmed dead, injured or missing, and millions more affected by lack of electricity, water and transportation.
Email photos of shelter resident lists to firstname.lastname@example.org with the shelter’s name in the subject line.
Emailed photos will be uploaded to a photo album and scanned to be made searchable in Person Finder. View uploaded shelter resident lists at goo.gl/ganbare.
Fukushima: 0120-510-186 / 090-8424-4207 / 090-8424-4208
171 + 1 + phone number to leave a message
171 + 2 + phone number to listen to a message
Download an experimental version of Google Translate for Android to translate speech to and from Japanese.
U.S. citizens seeking information can go to the U.S. Department of State Travel site or call 1-888-407-4747 (toll free) or 1-202-501-4444. For U.S citizens in Japan seeking up to date information, go to the U.S. Embassy in Japan site.
For overseas visitors traveling in Japan, the Japan National Tourism Organization provides live 24 hour travel information by phone: 03-3201-3331
Download post-event imagery of several affected areas in Japan
View these files in Google Earth