A major earthquake has today hit northern Japan. Hundreds of people were injured when the 6.8-magnitude tremor struck the Niigata area and at least seven people were killed. We have been thinking recently about using Google Maps to help illustrate the news. So today we quickly knocked up this page on today's earthquake.
Under the picture on the page are two links to the Google Map and a video. When you open the map click on the links to zoom in.
Like a lot of the pages on this site this page works best in Firefox. It is still useable in Internet Explorer but it doesn't look as good. If you haven't done so already you should update your browser to Firefox. There is even a link at the bottom left of this page.