The recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan has had a devastating effect on the region. These devastating effects sent shockwaves throughout not only Japan, but also across the world. MSU’s on-site seismologist, Professor Katsuya Fujita, showed how the earthquake was even picked up on MSU’s seismograph. “Certainly up towards the souce of the earthquake, you would have had much more signifcant shaking, potentially houses collapsing, defintiely houses collapsing, and just an intense shaking of the ground,” Professor Fujita said of what was felt by those in the region. Following the recent devastation in Japan, the world community has banded together in the relief effort for those affected.