A guide to news and information resources from across the Internet that will help you stay on top of this developing story.
A massive 8.9 earthquake struck about 80 miles off the coast of Japan, wreaking havoc on one of the world's most disaster-prepared countries and generating a devastating tsunami.
As in recent natural disasters, traditional news organizations, one-off sites, and Internet crisis agencies have swung into action. This is your guide for where to find information and resources about the 10th-largest quake since 1900.
- AP summary
- BBC liveblog
- Live streaming translation of Japanese news reports
- Wikipedia page for the Sendai quake
- Japanese New York Times' commenters write about the quake
- NPR Facebook page about the disaster
- CNN Video
- @earthquake_japan [updates in Japanese]
- The Atlantic's In Focus photo blog
- The Atlantic Wire liveblog
- Mostly English Twitter hashtags: #japanquake, #jpquake, #earthquake, #Japan, #tsunami, #hitsunami
- Mostly Japanese Twitter hashtags: #saigai, #eqjp
- Columbia journalism professor Sree Sreenivasan's link aggregation
Resources for People in Japan
- Google Person Finder: a pop-up message board to post and find information about people missing. Almost 7000 records have been entered into the database.
- Global Voices' bloggers on the ground in Japan
- NTT Disaster voicemail service
- Japanese Fire and Disaster Management Agency
Resources for the Pacific
- Pacific Tsunami Warning Center
- Tsunami travel time map
- Live cam at Ocean Beach in San Francisco by Mat Honan
- Inundation map for the Bay Area [PDF]