Photo courtesy of International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
2011 Japan Earthquake
On March 11, 2011 at 14.46 (local time), a magnitude 9.0 earthquake struck 81 miles (130km) east of Sendai, the capital of Miyagi prefecture (Japan), followed by a 7 meter tsunami. We continue to monitor the situation and are deeply concerned about the devastating impact caused by the earthquake and tsunami. While it may be some time until the full impact has been assessed, Microsoft has activated our disaster response protocol and we continue to collaborate with our customers, partners, local government, inter-government and nonprofit agencies to develop solutions that can help.
To help support ongoing relief efforts, Microsoft has made a commitment of $2 million, which includes $250,000 in cash as well as in-kind contributions. Employees have already raised over $1,000,000 to support relief and rebuilding efforts in Japan.