wiredmikey sends this quote from Security Week:
"Today's tragic events of the 8.9 magnitude earthquake and resulting tsunami, as sad as it is, is a dream for scammers and fraudsters around the world. Tragic events are always something scammers use to their advantage, helping them prey on and exploit innocent victims. Scams are already spreading across Facebook, which started in a matter of minutes after the news broke of the earthquake in Japan. As I write this, scammers are hard at work, registering new domains and cranking out templates for their fake donation sites. This will be followed with massive volumes of email spam, Tweets through Twitter, and Facebook posts, as scammers gear up to solicit donations from around the world."
As coverage of the earthquake and resulting tsunami has proceeded, collections of videos
are showing the extent of the devastation
. The NY Times makes the excellent point that things could have been much worse if not for building codes and quake-resistant engineering
. A state of emergency was declared at one of Japan's nuclear plants, after the earthquake caused cooling problems
at one of the reactors. No radiation leakage has been reported, and the US Air Force has helped by delivering coolant