Social networking sites flooded with Japan earthquake news

March 12th, 2011 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI  

Facebook Kuala Lumpur, Mar.12 (ANI): The massive earthquake and tsunami in Japan has triggered off a social networking frenzy, as Twitter and Facebook are flooded with videos, pictures and messages about the magnitude 8.9 event.

The level of panic was visible on social networking sites Twitter and facebook . The users around the world posted video footage of the disaster from news portals and YouTube, expressing their shock and praying for the victims.

A twitter user updated that he was he was stuck in Tokyo Disneyland which was flooded due to the tsunami.

His second update said: “The people gave us disposable heaters, plastic bags and raincoats to keep us warm. Pray for us.”

According to The Star, some Malaysians posted updates predicting that Malaysia would also be hit by a tsunami.

Many Twitter users shared the message asking the Malysians in Japan to get in touch with the Malaysian embassy and posted embassy’s contact number. (ANI)

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