Japan nuclear crisis triggers online panic

By REUTERS
March 15, 2011 12:24

 
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News that low levels of radioactivity were drifting towards Tokyo triggered major panic among many users of popular social media websites, even as the Japanese government called for calm and said radioactivity was nowhere near danger levels.




"PLEASE pack up your family, important papers, family mementos, and get out of there," wrote one user on Twitter.




"Go south, to Taiwan, or if you can, Australia. If you cannot afford to leave Japan, at least go as far southwest in your country as you can. Put as much distance between the affected area and your temporary relocation area, as possible."


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