Google, Apple and many of the other global technology companies have worked really had over the past few days to use their technology to help the people of Japan following the 8.9 magnitude Earthquake and resulting Tsunami.
Google for example launched its Japan 2011 Person finder to help locate victims and loved ones as part of its crisis response dashboard, which also allows you to make donations. Apple has enabled direct donation to the Red Cross via payment through iTunes. Both services will make a real difference.
This morning Google launched up-dated satellite imagery of the area after the Tsunami struck - the obvious damage and loss to the people and the landscape is unbelievable.
To view this high-resolution imagery, courtesy of Google partners (GeoEye), download this KML file and explore it in Google Earth. You can also explore the imagery with Google Maps, or have a look at this Picasa album of before-and-after shots.
Here is are the smaple images that were posted on the Google LatLong Blog:
UPDATE: Stephen Heppell has pointed me towards this other satellite imagery (also from Google) but ABC News displays the data in an interesting and very powerful way. The devastation, destruction and loss is enormous and very saddening.