Japan Earthquake & Tsunami 2011 Help Guide

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A massive 8.9/9.0 magnitude earthquake hit the Pacific Ocean nearby Northeastern Japan at around 2:46pm on March 11 (JST) causing damage with blackouts, fire and tsunami. The large earthquake …

A massive 8.9/9.0 magnitude earthquake hit the Pacific Ocean nearby Northeastern Japan at around 2:46pm on March 11 (JST) causing damage with blackouts, fire and tsunami. The large earthquake triggered a tsunami warning for countries all around the Pacific ocean. The world’s eyes are on Japan and all of the other countries affected by this unprecedented natural disaster.

I have gathered information from various agencies and organizations in an effort to create this help guide.

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  • Students hold candles as they pray for Japan's earthquake victims inside their school in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad on March 11.Amit Dave / Reuters
  • Elderly women wait on a Tokyo street after being evacuated.Kyodo / Reuters
  • People waiting to be rescued write "SOS" atop a building after an earthquake in Kesennuma, Miyagi Prefecture on Saturday.Yomiuri / Reuters
  • Charity Navigator evaluatesthe financial health of over 5,500 of America's largest charities. The site has a more extensive list of charities working in or for Japan. Each charity is rated. Click on the snapshot above and you will directed to the Charity Navigator website.
  • Rescue workers hold a girl they rescued from a building after an earthquake and tsunami in Kesennuma City, Miyagi Prefecture, in northeastern Japan on Saturday, March 12.Kyodo / Reuters
  • A fire burns amongst swamped houses in Natori, Miyagi prefecture.Kyodo/Reuters
  • Natural gas containers burn at a facility in Chiba prefecture near Tokyo.Kyodo / Reuters
  • People walk by a bus stop which was destroyed in Sendai, Miyagi prefecture.AP
  • Burning houses and ships are piled in a mass of debris amid floodwaters in Kesennuma city, Japan.EPA
  • Search and rescue workers look for survivors in Natori, Miyagi prefecture on Monday where four bodies were pulled from the wreckage.Alex Hofford / EPA
  • Container cargoes are displaced in Sendai, northern Japan, Saturday.Itsuo Inouye / AP
  • Houses ablaze in Natori city, Miyagi prefecture.AFP/Getty Images
  • A ship lifted up into a town by a tsunami following an earthquake is seen in Miyagi Prefecture, northeastern Japan on Saturday.Kyodo / Reuters
  • A vehicle is partially submerged at a crossroad in Sendai, northeastern Japan, on Saturday. Japan confronted devastation along its northeastern coast, with fires raging and parts of some cities under water after a massive earthquake and tsunami that likely killed at least 1,000 people.Jo Yong-hak / Reuters
  • A survivor weeps as he looks at a board showing names of other survivors at a shelter in a village ruined by an 8.9 magnitude earthquake and tsunami in Rikuzentakata in Iwate prefecture, northeast Japan Sunday.Lee Jae-won / Reuters
  • An aerial view of the devastation in the town of Onagawa, Japan, on March 13.STR/EPA
  • A resident wipes tears as she finds no remains of her home in Soma city, Fukushima prefecture on March 14.Wally Santana / AP
  • Japanese police close a highway destroyed by the earthquake in Fukushima prefecture.EPA
  • Expected wave heights of the tsunami as it travels across the Pacific.NOAA/Getty Images
  • A monitor shows the seismological curve of the earthquake.DPA / Landov
  • Stranded people rest at the Tokyo International Forum which has been converted to a temporary shelter after transportation was suspended when the earthquake hit.Kim Kyung-hoon/Reuters
  • The sea engulfs homes in Natori, Miyagi prefecture.Keystone/Rex Features
  • A girl's shoe sits in flood debris in the coastal area of Soma city, Fukushima prefecture on March 14.Wally Santana / AP
  • A man checks a list of survivors names in an evacuation center near Rikuzentakata, Monday.Toru Hanai / Reuters
  • People examine a house damaged by a collapsed roadway in Sukagawa City on March 11 after Japan's magnitude 8.9 earthquake.Fukushima Minpo, AFP/Getty Images
  • Officers look at a Mitsubishi F-2 fighter aircraft of the Japanese Air Self-Defense Force which was swept by the tsunami into a building at Matsushima base in Higashimatsushima, Iwate prefecture on Monday.Kyodo News via Reuters
  • A vehicle sits on a three-story building at Minamisanriku town in Miyagi prefecture Sunday after tsunami damaged the area.Jiji Press / AFP - Getty Images
  • Boston Red Sox Japanese players pause for a moment of silence with fans in honor of the victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan prior to facing the Florida Marlins in a spring training baseball game in Fort Myers, Fla., Saturday, March 12. From left are: Hideki Okajima, Daisuke Matsuzaka, ItsukiShoda and Junichi Tazawa.Charles Krupa / AP
  • Members of BJP yuvamorcha light Diya’s and hold candles in Bangalore on March 12, to pay homage to victims of the tsunami and earthquake in Japan.JagadeeshNv / EPA
  • A sand sculpture created by sand artist SudarshanPattnaik to raise awareness of the tsunami that struck Japan is seen at Golden sea beach resort, Bhubaneswar, India, on March 12.STR/ EPA
  • Photograph: Vincent West/ Reuters

Transcript

  • 1. 日本の地震と津波2011
    Japan: Earthquake & Tsunami2011
    Japan: Earthquake & Tsunami 2011
    Help Guide
    By Stephanie Williams, J.D.
  • 2. An Unprecedented Event, Unimaginable Damage
    A massive 8.9/9.0 magnitude earthquake hit the Pacific Ocean nearby Northeastern Japan at around 2:46pm on March 11 (JST) causing damage with blackouts, fire and tsunami. The large earthquake triggered a tsunami warning for countries all around the Pacific ocean. The world’s eyes are on Japan and all of the other countries affected by this unprecedented natural disaster.
    I have gathered information from various agencies and organizations in an effort to create this help guide. Information will be updated as it becomes available.
    HOW TO USE THIS GUIDE: Simply click on the picture of the organization, agency or information source to be directed to the appropriate website. Please note that I make no claim about the veracity of the statements made on others websites. If you are planning to make a donation, use due diligence and protect yourself against scammers.
    Note: Photos included in this slide are copyrighted and are being used for educational and humanitarian purposes only. Photo credit is provided in the note section of each picture slide.
  • 3. JAPAN!
  • 4.
  • 5. Americare
  • 6.
  • 7. CHARITY NAVIGATOR
  • 8.
  • 9. CONVOY OF HOPE
  • 10.
  • 11. DIRECT INTERNATIONAL RELIEF
  • 12.
  • 13. DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS
  • 14.
  • 15.
  • 16. Globalgiving.org
  • 17.
  • 18. Google
  • 19.
  • 20. HUFFINGTON POST
  • 21.
  • 22. InT’l MEDICAL CORPS
  • 23.
  • 24. Mercy Corps
  • 25.
  • 26. OPERATION USA
  • 27.
  • 28.
  • 29. OXFAM AMERICA
  • 30.
  • 31. PAYPAL
  • 32.
  • 33. Peace WinDS Japan
  • 34.
  • 35.
  • 36. REDCROSS
  • 37.
  • 38.
  • 39. SALVATION ARMY
  • 40.
  • 41. SAMARITIAN’S PURSE
  • 42.
  • 43. SAVE THE CHILDREN
  • 44.
  • 45. SHELTERBOX
  • 46.
  • 47.
  • 48. WORLDVISION
  • 49.
  • 50.
  • 51.
  • 52. Dedicated to those who lost their lives
    and to those still searching for loved one.