English: Please spread this information to all those that may be affected. Read below:
Español: For favor, dispersen esta información a través de toda Latinoamérica para buscar personas a través de Google.
The Japan earthquake version of the tool currently lists about 5,500 records, but the number is rising quickly as news about the catastrophe spreads around the world. Although the tool can be useful for finding information about a friend or a loved one, Google warns users that it doesn’t review or verify the accuracy of the data. Furthermore, all data entered will be available to the public, as well as viewable and usable by everyone.
Google’s Crisis Center also shows a map of the earthquake, the latest related news and lists link to warning centers, disaster bulletin boards, and train and blackout information.
The Google Crisis Center is available here, but it also shows up on top of searches for “Japan earthquake” and similar phrases. During these times of disaster, it’s good to see Google taking swift action and leveraging its vastly popular search engine to help people cope and find information.
- Google Responds to the Japan Earthquake With an Online Crisis Center (mashable.com)
- “Tsunami and Earthquake in Japan, Find Missing People on Google Person Finder” and related posts (clickonf5.org)
- Google Person Finder for 2011 Japan Earthquake (ubergizmo.com)
- Google Launches Person Finder for Japan Earthquake Victims (penn-olson.com)
- Google, Local Platforms Respond to Japan’s 8.9 Earthquake Crisis (fastcompany.com)
- Major Earthquake Hits Japan, Google Launches Person Finder Tool (searchengineland.com)
- Google, the Japan earthquake and the tsunami (honorarynewfie.wordpress.com)
- When Google Does Good (marketingpilgrim.com)
- Japan Earthquake (chicagoblend.wordpress.com)
- Japan Earthquake – Useful Links (everwas.com)
The blogosphere and Twitter are supplying information and incredibly disastrous images. HillBuzz, The Anchoress, Ace have been covering since last night. Michelle Malkin is also covering this ongoing disaster, while at the same time providing the latest information on Michelle’s cousin, Marizela.
This is an airport security camera video:
Sendai horrific video, taken from a helicopter:
Astonishing picture, from Twitter: (Click for full image)
The Daily Caller has reports from The AP.
- MISSING ::: Marizela Perez (dave-lucas.blogspot.com)
- Quakes, tsunamis strike Japan (news.cnet.com)
- Twitter Reacts To Massive Quake, Tsunami In Japan (mashable.com)
- Michelle Malkin’s Cousin Marizela Perez Still Missing (mypetjawa.mu.nu)
- Japan Tsunami – Live Streaming & Real-Time Updates (chefsnews.wordpress.com)
- Help Find Marizela! (minx.cc)
- Missing U. Washington Student – Marizela Perez (legalinsurrection.blogspot.com)
- Have You Seeen This Young Woman? Seattle Area (themoderatevoice.com)