An 8.9 magnitude earthquake has hit Japan this morning, the most powerful earthquake to hit Japan in 100 years. Hawaii and most of the United States’ west coast are both on tsunami warning. We hope for the best for the people in Japan and other countries affected or indirectly affected by this massive earthquake.

Travelers who want to become aware of possible natural disasters before traveling, visit http://travel.state.gov/

For those who want to prepare for a major disaster, like the areas currently on tsunami watch, visit http://72hours.org/ for information on building a disaster kit and making plans in case of emergencies.

To find out more about the earthquake in Japan, read Widespread destruction from Japan earthquake

For those who desire to help Japan, visit How to Help Japan: Earthquake Relief Options.

If you’re looking for someone or found information on someone visit Google Person Finder: 2011 Japan Earthquake.

Keep Japan in your prayers. Stay Safe!

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