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(Evacuees fetch their belongings from their home and go back to their makeshift shelter in Rikuzentakata, northern Japan, on Tuesday.  AP photo/The Yomiuri Shimbun, Masamine Kawaguchi)

Salvation Army Philadelphia Branch Taking Donations For Earthquake Victims

Those who want to help can donate online, by phone, or by mail.

03/15/2011

Alex Golden was in Japan on a teaching assignment when the earthquake and tsunami hit. (Family photo provided)

Merion Station Mother Restless As Son Tries To Escape Japan

The good news is her son is alive, but trying to bring him home to the US is a significant challenge.

03/15/2011

Limmerick Nuclear Power Plant

American Nuclear Power Under Scrutiny After Disaster In Japan

The Limerick nuclear power plant in Montgomery County will get a closer look from government regulators to see whether it’s at risk from seismic activity.

03/14/2011

(The Limerick nuclear power plant.  Photo provided by Nuclear Regulatory Commission)

Earthquake Risk At Montco Nuclear Plant Gets New Scrutiny

Government regulators in the United States will be taking a closer look at a nuclear power plant in Limerick Township, to see if it’s at risk from seismic activity.

03/14/2011

(Train passengers wait at Tokyo's Shinagawa station to get firsthand information on train service which was halted following the very strong earthquake that jolted Japan's eastern coast, unleashing a 13-foot tsunami that swept boats, cars, buildings, and tons of debris miles inland. AP photo/Hiro Komae)

Temple University Campus In Japan Shaken, But No Earthquake Injuries Reported

A professor at Temple University’s campus in Japan says he wasn’t injured in today’s earthquake there, nor were any Temple students.

03/11/2011

(A child is held by a woman in a protective sheet at a temporary shelter set up at Aoyama Gakuin University in Tokyo on Friday, after a powerful tsunami spawned by the largest earthquake in Japan's recorded history slammed the eastern coast, sweeping away boats, cars, homes, and people as widespread fires burned out of control.  AP photo/The Yomiuri Shimbun, Reiri Kurihara)

Southeastern Pennsylvania Red Cross Collecting For Japan Earthquake And Tsunami Disaster Relief

The local chapter of the American Red Cross is collecting funds to assist with disaster relief for victims of the earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan and the Pacific Rim.

03/11/2011

(Fishing boats stranded on shore at Oarai town, Ibaraki prefecture, Japan, after a ferocious tsunami spawned by one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded slammed Japan's eastern coasts on Friday.  AP photo/Kyodo News)

Area Experts Say Tsunami Is Extremely Powerful, Deadly Natural Force

So what makes a tsunami so powerful and deadly? Some local experts explain.

03/11/2011

(People walk past a ruined bus stop which was crushed by part of fallen outer wall of a nearby building in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, after Japan was struck by a strong earthquake off its northeastern coast on Friday.  AP photo/Kyodo News)

Philadelphians With Japan Connections Try To Get Word After Massive Quake And Tsunami

For Philadelphia area residents with family in Japan, now is a time of waiting and worrying.

03/11/2011

A 13-foot tsunami is destroying almost everything in its path in Japan after an 8.9 earthquake. (AP)

Earthquake Rocks Japan, Tsunami Warnings In U.S.

A tsunami is expected to hit Hawaii at about 8 a.m. eastern, and the entire west coast of the United States is under a tsunami warning, the first waves are expected to arrive sometime around 10 a.m. eastern.

03/11/2011

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