From Google to Facebook, online services have helped victims and their families make it through the disaster that has devastated Japan. Even the country's government has taken to the Web, launching a Twitter account to send out updates about the quake.

Now, Japan's Prime Minister office has set up an English Twitter account to help keep those outside of Japan up to date with all the happenings regarding the Tohoki-Pacific Ocean Earthquake. 

The new account is @JPN_PMO and will translate all the tweets sent from the original Twitter account (@Kantei_Saigai) the office set up on March 13, the day the earthquake hit.  Seven hours after its creation, the account has close to 9,000 followers.  

Mashable