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Posted at 8:51 AM ET, 03/11/2011

Earthquake, tsunami: Tell us what you see

By Jane Elizabeth

If you're in Japan, Hawaii, the U.S. west coast or other areas that are affected by the earthquake or tsunamis, here are some ways you can tell Washingtonians and the world what you're seeing and hearing.

TALK ABOUT IT: Call us at (202) 643-9276 and leave a voicemail telling us what you saw. (You can hear our reporter Chico Harlan's audio account from Japan here.)

E-MAIL: E-mail us at If you're in one of the affected areas and are from the Washington, D.C. region, be sure to let us know.

YOUR PHOTOS: Upload them here.

TWEET: Tweet us @washingtonpost and include #JapanQuake.

TELL US ON FACEBOOK: And look for earthquake and tsunami updates here, too.

Federal Eye blogger Ed O'Keefe sends this along: Americans concerned about family, friends and colleagues in Japan can e-mail

BlogPost blogger Melissa Bell suggests that if you're unable to reach friends or family in Japan, try searching Google Japan's people finder for information about their whereabouts.


Houses burn while the Natori River floods over surrounding area in Miyagi Prefecture. (AP)

Do you have video?

WHAT: Send us video of what's going on in Japan or the U.S. as a result of the magnitude 8.9 earthquake. Please let us know once you've submitted by tweeting #japanquake to @washingtonpost or @postlocal, or by e-mailing
WHEN: Open-ended
HOW: Log in below with your YouTube account; videos must be your own
PLEASE NOTE: Videos published on our site must abide by our discussions policy.

By Jane Elizabeth  | March 11, 2011; 8:51 AM ET
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From the Big Island/Hawaii: reports of some damage to hotels and restauraunts fronting the shoreline of Kaikua-Kona (Big Island) deaths or injuries reported at this time...the Big Island, always the place to be......we did have our own earthquake last night just as the tsunami warnings were first put guess is it was about 4.8 - 5.0.

Posted by: bigisle | March 11, 2011 12:30 PM | Report abuse

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