The aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan last Friday is getting more dire everyday. Although the country was probably the most prepared it could be for an earthquake, the scale of an 8.9 quake was still something which could not be fully imagined. There are still tens of thousands of people missing. Gas and food shortages are beginning to reach far south to Tokyo. And the continuing problems concerning the Fukushima nuclear plant is making everything worse.
We here in California are hyper-aware of what natural disasters like earthquakes can do, and how unexpected they are. So it's time to do your part. Here are Mashable's seven ways to help out, and the Huffington Post's list -- they're simple and fast, but most importantly, can do a whole lot of good.
-- Chau Tu
Photo credit: Signalnoise Store -- This poster was previously sold to help raise funds for relief in Japan, but has since sold out. Check back here to see if any more pop up.