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Destruction near Japan's coast
Web

Explore tsunami-affected Japan with Google Street View

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".
Twitter earthquake video
Social Media

Twitter: Faster than earthquakes [Video]

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.
Japanese Sandai Earthquake
Technology

NASA shows location & intensity of Japanese earthquakes, aftershocks and foreshocks

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.