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."