A massive 8.9 magnitude earthquake hit the Pacific Ocean nearby Northeastern Japan at around 2:46pm on March 11 (JST) causing damage with blackouts, fire and tsunami.  Google has launched a webpage to provide information regarding the disaster including damage with realtime updates, a person locator and more. 

The google page has quick links, resources, maps, the latest news, plus emergency numbers as well as a Person Finder: 2011 Japanese Earthquake.  Just type in the name of the person you are looking for or if you have information about a person.

The 10th largest earthquake since 1900 has triggered a tsunami warning for countries all around the Pacific ocean.

Emergency dials:

171 + 1 + line phone number to leave a message.

171 + 2 + line phone number to listen to the message.

Authorities are saying the best way to communicate is through email & social media.