Originally launched after Haiti was struck by a massive earthquake in 2010, Google’s Person Finder tool has been a helpful tool for many people during several disasters since then. Today Google launched Person Finder Japan for those affected by the earthquake in Japan.
Announced via Twitter, the service is available in both English and Japanese. According to the app, Google is currently tracking about 7200 records, but this number is expected to rise quickly as people try to reach out to loved ones. In the aftermath of Chile’s 2010 quake, the number of records reached nearly 40,000 in just three days.