Date: 2011 March 13 15:20
Posted by Joe
On Friday 11th March 2011 an Earthquake hit the east coast of Japan.
Originally it was declared a magnitude 8.8, it has since been revised to 9.0, making it one of the biggest ever recorded in the world, according to the Daily Yomiuri.
BBC News states - "Prime Minister Naoto Kan has said Japan is experiencing its greatest hardships since World War II as it tackles the aftermath of an earthquake, tsunami and a growing nuclear crisis."
NHK reports that confirmed deaths top 1,500. They also state - "Miyagi prefectural police say the death toll in their prefecture alone is almost certain to exceed 10,000."
You can help by donating to the British Red Cross or donating to the American Red Cross.
Streaming site Crunchyroll will also match any money you donate up to $5,000 USD.
People in town and city centres around the world are also collecting money for the earthquake fund.