Japan’s Earthquake, Tsunami, and Nuclear Crisis

On Friday, March 11, Japan experienced an 8.9 magnitude earthquake, which created a tsunami that affected the Pacific Rim.  This morning there were estimates that up to 10,000 people could have been killed in Japan, where some towns were virtually destroyed.

On top of these two natural disasters, there are also threats from three damaged nuclear reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi plant along Japan's northeastern coast.  Read a primer on the nuclear crisis, which is currently termed a "partial meltdown."

On Friday Presbyterian leaders sent out a call for prayer for people affected by these disasters.  

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA)  stands ready to respond to needs from the earthquake that struck Japan and the ensuing tsunamis across the Pacific rim.  Read reports from PDA, and find resources for giving and acting following this disaster.  Find resources for worship in the time of disaster.  Read updates from mission co-workers in Japan.

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