Nepal earthquake: Google launches Person Finder service

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New Delhi, April 25: Google has launched its Person Finder service to help people track their missing loved ones after a massive earthquake measuring 7.9 magnitude hit Nepal on Saturday.

'Person Finder' service is a free tool, it can be used to share and look for information about missing persons in Nepal earthquake.

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It is very simple to use. It contains two boxes- 'I'm looking for someone', its a left box in green colour where you can enter missing person's details to know the status about him and 'I have information about someone', it is a right box in blue colour where you can enter details, if you have, about anybody.

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"Google Person Finder is a web application that allows individuals to post and search for the status of relatives or friends affected by a disaster," Google in a blogpost.

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The tool had helped people track the missing ones during the Uttarakhand floods in 2013 and during Tsunami hit Japan in 2011.

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It was built by Google engineers in response to the January 2010 earthquake in Haiti to help those affected by the earthquake connect with their loved ones.

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