If you're in Japan, Hawaii, the U.S. west coast or other areas that are affected by the earthquake or tsunamis, here are some ways you can tell Washingtonians and the world what you're seeing and hearing.

TALK ABOUT IT: Call us at (202) 643-9276 and leave a voicemail telling us what you saw. (You can hear our reporter Chico Harlan's audio account from Japan here.)

A fallen transmission line tower lies in a river as only fundament of houses washed away by tsunami remain on riverside in Soma, Fukushima Prefecture, Saturday morning, March 12, 2011 after Japan's biggest recorded earthquake slammed into its eastern coast Friday. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) (AP)

YOUR PHOTOS: Upload them here.

TWEET: Tweet us @washingtonpost and include #JapanQuake.

TELL US ON FACEBOOK: And look for earthquake and tsunami updates here, too.

Federal Eye blogger Ed O'Keefe sends this along: Americans concerned about family, friends and colleagues in Japan can e-mail PacificTsunamiUSC@state.gov.

BlogPost blogger Melissa Bell suggests that if you're unable to reach friends or family in Japan, try searching Google Japan's people finder for information about their whereabouts.