Backgrounds, Investigations and Graphics

Excellent compilation of materials on the Japan earthquake and Tsunami from Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS) Consortium
More scientific and educational materials from IRIS

Check U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) to see their information about this 'Magnitude 9.0'.

Check the site from the Japanese Earthquake Research Institute

Read Tsunami information from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

A useful chapter from free e-textbook Tsunami: How to Survive From A Tsunami (PDF file)

Check a slide show of Nuclear Energy Guide from Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Want to know more about nuclear disaster? Click and see a useful Radiation Does Chart

'20 Ways to Teach About the Disaster in Japan Across the Curriculum' from The New York Times

A guide to resources on the Japan earthquake and Tsunami for K-12 teachers and students collected by an East Asian librarian at the University of Massachusetts.