In a massive earthquake's aftermath, the American Red Cross offers resources for contacting/locating friends and family in Japan.
Looking for a U.S. citizen living or traveling in Japan? Call 1-888-407-4747 or 202-647-5225. Those phone numbers direct you to the U.S. Department of State, Office of Overseas Citizens Services.
The American Red Cross also suggests Google Person Finder, which you can access here.
It's a database designed specifically for the Japan earthquake. You can search for specific people and submit information about someone. However, Google doesn't verify the information's accuracy.
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Six students and two faculty members from Columbus State University currently on a study-abroad trip to Japan have reported to university officials that they are safe and unharmed by this morning’s earthquake and subsequent tsunami, the university announced today. Learn more here.
An 8.9 magnitude earthquake in Japan today unleashed a major tsunami that killed at least 32 people.
The Associated Press reports that "a tsunami warning was issued for the entire Pacific, including areas as far away as South America, the entire U.S. West Coast, Canada and Alaska."
For updates on the situation in Hawaii, follow the Hawaii Red Cross on Twitter.