Google Person Finder: Responding to the Nepal earthquake

New Delhi, India, April 28, 2015: Nepal experienced the worst earthquake in more than 80 years, registering 7.8 on the Richter Scale. Google is doing a few things to try to aid the response.

The first is Person Finder, which Google launched in English, Nepali and Hindi, with other languages coming soon, just after the quake hit. Person Finder gives people a way to post and search for family or friends affected by the disaster. If you’re worried about someone, click on “I’m looking for someone” and type in their name. If you want to let people know you’re safe or have heard from someone in the area, then click on “I have information about someone” and put in their names and details.

Google have also made the Search function of Person Finder available through SMS. In India and the U.S., simply text “search ” to +91.977.330.0000 in India or +1.650.800.3978 in the U.S.

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