The Street View team announced in July of this year plans to digitally archive the areas most affected by the devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan on March 11th. Today, they've published over 44,000 kilometres of 360-degree panoramic imagery, available to explore in Google Street View or through a specially dedicated website known as "Building the Memory".
As rescuers continue to search for survivors following a 7.2 magnitude earthquake that hit Turkey's eastern Van region yesterday, Google has launched Person Finder there to aid the search for survivors.
Twitter has released a short promotional video [0:47] claiming that it's "faster than earthquakes". While the video is meant to be understood as a light-hearted quip, the claims made in it are generally true and do validate Twitter's potential role as an early warning system.
This year marks the 25th anniversary of world's worst nuclear disaster. In the early hours of April 26 1986 a series of explosions and a resulting chemical fire released large amounts of nuclear matter into the atmosphere over of much of Europe from Chernobyl's number 4 reactor.
Google’s Earth satellites have photographed a singular plea for help from the people of the tsunami stricken town of Minamisanriku, Japan. The SOS messages was written in the grounds of the Shizugawa High School’s football field after the tsunami hit the village early on Friday
Following NASA's release of images of tsunami struck Japan Google Earth has released before and after images of the earthquake and tsunami. The images show in more detail than NASA's the widespread and catastrophic damage the natural disaster has had on Japan and its citizens
NASA’s Earth Observatory has issued a map documenting the number of earthquakes, foreshocks and aftershocks that have rocked Japan this week. According to NASA the tsunami that resulted from the 8.9 magnitude quake occurred 24.4 kilometers (15.2 miles) below the seabed, 130 kilometers (80 miles) east of Sendai. The earthquake was preceded by a number of smaller foreshocks which began on March 9, including one that measured 7.2 on the Richter scale.