This is a terrible thing to happen to that nation. In the area where I live, it's all over the local papers (Princeton, Trenton area), as well as papers all over the United States, I'm sure. There is a woman from this area that is missing, and the papers are going crazy about that. I don't know the woman, but am hoping they find her safe, although it's probably beginning to look less likely, seeing as how the quake occurred on Tuesday and it's now Friday. If you really care, here
is a link to the article from one of the papers in the Trenton, NJ area.