Google posts front page tsunami warnings

As the world looks to earthquake-stricken Japan, Google puts its reach to good use

Google's front page is famed for its simplicity, but today it has given over some of its much-coveted-but-not-for-sale white space to a public service announcement for countries that may experience knock-on effects from this morning's massive earthquake in Japan. As a page noted for its rapid load times, it's the ideal spot for spreading the word, particularly in areas where data speeds may be haltingly slow. The above is a screengrab – for realtime tsunami alerts, head to