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Posted at 8:39 AM ET, 03/11/2011

Japan Earthquake 2011 and Tsunami warning on West Coast: Send in your witness accounts

By Melissa Bell
Stranded people stand in a line to use public telephones at a train station after subway and train services were suspended after an earthquake, in Tokyo March 11, 2011. (Kim Kyung-Hoon/Retuers)

Are you in Japan right now? Did you experience the earthquake or the tsunami? What did you witness? How were you affected?

Are you in Hawaii or on the West Coast? Let us know what you are seeing.

We want to hear your experiences and updates. Contact the Post using the following:

Call us at (202) 643-9276 and leave a voicemail telling us what you saw.

E-mail us at

Tweet us @washingtonpost and include #JapanQuake.

Do you have photos? Send photos to In your email, please share your location and details of you were affected.

If you're unable to reach friends or family in Japan, try searching Google Japan's people finder for information about their whereabouts.

For U.S. citizens, in the tsunami zone outside Japan you can email For U.S. citizens in Japan who require assistance, email

Twitter user @ImmortalNoise, sent us this update:

Yokohama, Japan: Power and phone line back on. Train system still down. @washingtonpost: #japanquakeless than a minute ago via Twitter for iPhone

By Melissa Bell  | March 11, 2011; 8:39 AM ET
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