Friday, March 08, 2013
How Effective was Crisis Mapping During the 2011 Japan Earthquake? | TechPresident: Compared to similar efforts put to use in the 2010 Haiti earthquake, not as consistently. The volunteers behind 4636 – the Ushahidi crisis map that enabled Haitian earthquake victims to broadcast disaster conditions via text – formed a significant portion of the humanitarian response to the quake. Yet crisis mapping in the immediate aftermath of the Japan earthquake, including an Ushahidi map of Twitter reports, Sinsai.info, was not as critical to response.
Thursday, March 07, 2013
U.S. quake donations top list at 710 million dollars : National : DAILY YOMIURI ONLINE (The Daily Yomiuri)
U.S. quake donations top list at 710 million dollars : National : DAILY YOMIURI ONLINE (The Daily Yomiuri): NEW YORK (Jiji Press)--More than 710 million dollars has been donated from the United States in response to the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami, according to a nongovernment organization's survey.