Saturday, March 12, 2011

Great Tohoku Earthquake

Yesterday around 2.46 PM, an 8.9-magnitude earthquake struck Pacific Ocean nearby Northeastern Japan causing damage with blackouts, fires and tsunami.

In Tokyo, nothing in my vicinity was collapsed, however street was full of people. The never ending aftershocks were stressful ( Even now the aftershocks still haven't stopped ). All phones were down. Trains stopped moving. Thankfully, the internet was okay so we could got news and information using email, facebook and twitter. We could also reached our loved ones with Skype, Whatsapp, Pingchat, or Viber.

Currently Tokyo is quite safe and we only got minor damage. We still in alert for the follow up quake, but Tokyo people are okay. Most of train lines already reopened. However the condition in Sendai and Miyagi are really bad. It's so depressing to see what the earthquake and tsunami left behind. Let's pray for them.

Below are some resources and links about the earthquakes and tsunami. Let me know if you have more.

Emergency line for non-Japanese speakers
An emergency line has been set up for non-Japanese speakers, on 050 5814 7230 and 03 5366 6001.
English, Chinese, Korean are available 24 hours a day.
Portuguese and Spanish between 9am-8pm.

Live TV
Fuji TV

Time Out Japan Live Report
Time Out Japan Live Report 2

Public Shelters
Time Out
Google Map Tokyo Shelter

Train Status
JR East

How to Help
Technolog List

Check Person Phone Number

Google Person Finder
Google Crisis Response
Japan Meteorological Agency
Gakuranman live update


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