All eyes have been focused on Japan these past few days as the country deals with the damage and aftermath of one of the most devastating natural disasters that the world has ever seen.

Our corporate blog, The Knowledge Effect, has been covering this event all week. Check out the news round-up, featuring some of the most recent coverage from Reuters journalists.

You can also visit the Reuters website and see live coverage of the aftermath of this devastating earthquake.

Another recent post highlights some of the financial costs associated with a disaster of this magnitude. Early estimates of insurance losses associated with the earthquake are anywhere from $14.5 to $34.6 billion and this doesn’t take into account the tsunami or nuclear damage.

There is also a graphic available that provides an in-depth timeline of the events surrounding the meltdown of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant.

Facts like these only reinforce the need for us to help the people affected by this crisis. Prism Money, a financial news blog from Reuters, has a great breakdown of all the ways you can donate to relief funds.

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