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Japan nuclear crisis triggers online panic

News that low levels of radioactivity were drifting towardsTokyo triggered major panic among many users of popular socialmedia websites, even as the Japanese government called for calmand said radioactivity was nowhere near danger levels.

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

"Go south, to Taiwan, or if you can, Australia. If youcannot afford to leave Japan, at least go as far southwest inyour country as you can. Put as much distance between theaffected area and your temporary relocation area, as possible."

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