Update: We are very grateful for the outpouring of support from the community in response to this tragedy. A few important notes:
- The American Red Cross is not accepting volunteers to work on Japan relief efforts at this time.
- You can support our relief efforts for the Japan earthquake and Pacific tsunami relief by texting REDCROSS to 90999, or by donating online.
- People seeking information about family members affected by the tsunami or quake can find information on our Disaster Online Newsroom.
Last night, a series of major earthquakes struck off the coast of Japan. One of these earthquakes measured 8.9 in magnitude, according to the USGS. Tsunami warnings, advisories, and watches are in effect for many areas of the world, including Hawaii and coastal areas of California, Alaska, and Washington.
You can follow the latest news in Hawaii on the Hawaii Chapter’s Twitter account.
Our thoughts are with the people affected in Japan, and we will continue to update you on the situation as we receive more information.