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Tsunami aid and relief: How you can help

The world continues to mobilize to help victims after a massive earthquake and tsunami sparked a nuclear crisis in Japan. Google is helping victims touch base with friends and loved ones. Its People Finder, which was tracking almost 462,700 records as of Wednesday, allows users to look for victims or post information about people. It works in five languages. As nations ... Read More »

Radiation SMS: The fear factor

KOCHI: An SMS seems to be spreading much faster than the radiation leakage in Japan creating confusion and panic among the people on the possibility of radiation reaching India and the dangers it poses to the people.It was from early Tuesday morning that Kochiites started receiving SMSes warning them to take precautionary measure against the radiation leak from the problematic ... Read More »

More than 45 nations ready to help quake-hit Japan: UN

The United Nations said on Friday that search and rescue teams from more than 45 countries were ready to head to quake and tsunami-hit Japan if the Asian state needed help. “More than 68 teams from more than 45 countries are on standby,” Elisabeth Byrs, spokeswoman of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) told AFP. The ... Read More »

India in no danger from Japan tsunami

The government on Friday said there is no threat to the Indian coast in the wake of the huge tsunami that devastated parts of Japan following a massive quake that revived memories of the giant tidal waves that struck parts of the country in 2004. In a statement, the Union Home Ministry said the Hyderabad-based Indian National Centre for Ocean ... Read More »

Earthquake off Indonesia’s Aceh triggers tsunami alert for Chennai

Source: BBC: An earthquake of magnitude 7.4 has struck offshore near the Indonesian island of Sumatra, near Aceh province. The quake struck 214km (133 miles) south of Aceh’s capital of Banda Aceh, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said. A local tsunami alert was issued and later lifted by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center. The site is very near that of ... Read More »