Responding to the earthquake and tsunami that occurred in Japan, Google launched its flagship service Person Finder to help find victims of natural disasters.
Google has released a similar service to help find people lost in the event of an earthquake in Haiti and Christchurch, New Zealand.
From PC World, on Friday (03/11/2011), Google Person Finder for Japan Earthquake / Tsunami allows users to report the presence of someone who lost in the midst of the disaster by including data on ‘I have information about someone’ and Google will save the report them. While the person who is looking for relatives or friends who are missing may click ‘I’m looking for someone’ and enter the name of the person in question. Later, Google will match the existing data.
To facilitate the citizens of Japan, Google provides the option to display in their language, there are also options in English to allow users who do not use the Japanese language.