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The Best Sites For Learning About The Japan Earthquake & Tsunami

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NOTE TO READERS: All new updates to this list after March 11th can be found at another post, Useful Updates On Japan Earthquake — Part Two. For some reason, every time I now update this particular post, the embedded videos are disappearing. Instead of continuing to re-embed them, I decided to just start a second part for this list.

Here are some good sites that have set-up webpages on the quake updated regularly with multimedia reports:

BBC Special Report on Japan

Disaster In Japan, MSNBC

Disaster In Japan, CBS News

I’m leaving for school in a few minutes today but, after just learning about the terrible Japanese earthquake and tsunami that has hit Japan, I thought I’d bring together a few resources and add more later.

You might also be interested in these previous “The Best…” lists:

The Best Sites For Learning About Earthquakes

A Compilation Of “The Best…” Lists About Natural Disasters

Here are my choices for The Best Sites For Learning About The Japan Earthquake & Tsunami:

CNN, of course, has multiple videos.

Tsunami hits Japan after massive quake is the BBC’s collection of videos and slideshows.

MSNBC has videos and slideshows.

The Guardian has an interactive showing its effect and location.

Japan struck by earthquake and tsunami – in pictures also comes from The Guardian.

The New York Times has video.

TIME Magazine has a slideshow.

Massive earthquake hits Japan is from The Boston Globe’s Big Picture.

Hundreds killed in tsunami after 8.9 Japan quake is a series of photos from The Sacramento Bee.

Earthquake in Japan is series of photos from The Atlantic.

The New York Times has an interactive map and photographs of the quake area.

Here’s a New York Times video of the damage:

Here’s an interactive from The Associated Press on the quake.

The Telegraph has another interactive.

Japan earthquake: How the Japan tsunami unfolded is a BBC video.

The New York Times has a slideshow.

CNN has many more multimedia resources here. This video is just one example:

Earthquake in Japan: Path of destruction is an interactive from The Washington Post.

Teaching Ideas: The Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan comes from The New York Times Learning Network.

TIME Magazine has published a second slideshow.

Japan earthquake: tsunami warning across Pacific ocean is a very accessible series of resources from the CBBC Newsround.

A Japanese nuclear plant may be in jeopardy, as you can see in this NY Times video report:

Radiation 1,000 times normal at Japan nuke plant is a similar report from MSNBC.

The Wall Street Journal has several good interactives and slideshows:

Disastrous Japan Earthquakes

Shaky Ground

Strong Earthquake Strikes Japan

The Christian Science Monitor has a listing of five of the world’s biggest tsunamis.

Captured: Japan Earthquake and Tsunami are photos from The Denver Post.

Tsunamis: World’s Most Devastating is a slideshow from LIFE.

Massive Japan Quake: First Photos is also from LIFE.

Why is Crescent City, Calif., so susceptible to tsunamis? is an interesting article from Slate.

How Tsunamis Work From How Stuff Works

Killer Waves

Asia’s Deadly Waves from The New York Times

Anatomy of A Tsunami from PBS.

The British newspaper The Guardian has a ton of interactives on the tsunami.

Here’s a free Brainpop movie on Tsunamis.

Here’s a visual mapping of the reach of the tsunami from the NOAA Center for Tsunami Research:

Breaking News English has a lesson for ELL’s on the earthquake.

Here’s a video of an explosion at a nuclear plant:

The LA Times has a slideshow.

Six Ways You Can Help Earthquake and Tsunami Victims in Japan comes from TIME Magazine.

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Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.

8 Comments

  1. This isn’t a “news” site. However, it has many people compiling the story in real time.

    “Massive earthquake strikes Japan” use http://storyful.com/stories to follow

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