Japan tsunami: Google releases Person Finder Service

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Google Person Finder Service
Tokyo, Mar 11: The search engine giant Google has started a special webpage to help the people in Japan finding their lost friends and loved ones in recent earth quake and tsunami.

The new Person Finder service allows users to post the information about their lost friends or relatives. Also, those who have some information about any person in the posts can inform through this service. The Google Person Finder is available both in English and Japanese.

Google named this service as, Person Finder: 2011 Japan Earthquake, which gives two option to the users - "I'm looking for someone" and "I have information about someone". Google said that the they are not reviewing or verifying the accuracy of the data posted on the Japan Person Finder service.

The Japan Person Finder service is specially designed in such a way that other websites can embed this service to their sites. Google gives embed code to expand the service with other websites and social networking platforms.

North east Japan was hit by a massive earthquake on Friday, which rocked buildings in Tokyo and triggered a tsunami that dashed ships onto Japan's northeast coast and sweeping cars through the streets of coastal towns.

The first earthquake measuring 8.9 on the Richter Scale struck at 2.45 pm local time about 237 miles northeast of Tokyo at a depth of 15.2 miles, the US Geological Survey said, revising the magnitude from an earlier 7.9. A video of the Japan tsunami showed the extent of the damages.

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