Japan Devastated by Earthquake & Tsunami
Posted 11 March 2011
(*updated 15 March)
*The Japan Geoscience Union has created a special message board where members of the science community, including AGU members, can share their thoughts and condolences with their Japanese colleagues. Send a message of support (firstname.lastname@example.org). President Michael McPhaden and executive director Christine McEntee have also issued a letter of support to the Japan Geoscience Union on behalf of the AGU membership. Read the letter.
At 05:46:23 UTC, a reported 9.0 magnitude earthquake struck Japan 400 km north-east of Tokyo triggering tsunami warnings to be issued for significant parts of the Pacific region, including much of the western coast of the United States and the state of Hawaii.
AGU and it members join the world in mourning the loss of life and utter devastation caused by these tragic events. We extend our sympathies both to the AGU members in the region, as well as to all the victims and their families worldwide.
As the science community works to understand what happened, and what can be done moving forward, discussions have already begun in the AGU Blogosphere. Read initial assessments from AGU bloggers on:
AGU will continue to provide additional information on the impact of the earthquake and tsunami as it becomes available. In the meantime, follow the latest news on: