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Japan earthquake: India issues emergency contact for its citizens after tsunami alerts | Details here

The Embassy of India in Japan has issued emergency contact numbers for Indian citizens in the archipelago following a series of powerful earthquakes in central Japan.
  • Japan was hit by at least 21 earthquakes in a span of 90 minutes, with the most powerful measuring 7.6 on the Richter scale.
  • Japan Earthquake: A house is damaged by an earthquake in Wajima, Ishikawa prefecture, Japan, on Monday, Jan. 1, 2024. Japan issued tsunami alerts after a series of strong quakes in the Sea of Japan. (AP)Premium
    Japan Earthquake: A house is damaged by an earthquake in Wajima, Ishikawa prefecture, Japan, on Monday, Jan. 1, 2024. Japan issued tsunami alerts after a series of strong quakes in the Sea of Japan. (AP)

    Japan Earthquake: The Embassy of India in Japan has issued emergency contact numbers for Indian citizens in the Japanese archipelago. The embassy has also set up a control room for Indians to contact, as central Japan was struck by a series of powerful earthquakes on Monday,  January 1.

    Japan was hit by at least 21 earthquakes in a span of 90 minutes. According to an official statement, all the tremors measured above 4.0 on the Richter scale. The most powerful earthquake measured 7.6 on the Richter scale.

    LIVE updates on Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

    The Embassy of India in Japan declared contact numbers for the emergency control room in the Japanese archipelago. 

    Indians in Japan should dial following Emergency numbers for any assistance:

    +81-80-3930-1715 (Mr. Yakub Topno)

    +81-70-1492-0049 (Mr. Ajay Sethi)

    +81-80-3214-4734 (Mr. D.N. Barnwal)

    +81-80-6229-5382 (Mr. S. Bhattacharya)

    +81-80-3214-4722 (Mr. Vivek Rathee)

    Indians in Japan can contact via the following email for any assistance:

    sscons.tokyo@mea.gov.in

    offfseco.tokyo@mea.gov.in

    Japan issued tsunami alerts and told people to evacuate seaside areas after a series of strong quakes on its western coastline on Monday.

    The Japan Meteorological Agency reported quakes off the coast of Ishikawa and nearby prefectures shortly after 4 p.m., one of them with a preliminary magnitude of 7.6.

    It issued a major tsunami warning for Ishikawa and lower-level tsunami warnings or advisories for the rest of the western coast of Japan's main island of Honshu.

    Japanese public broadcaster NHK TV warned torrents of water could reach as high as 5 metres (16.5 feet) and urged people to flee to high land or the top of a nearby building as quickly as possible.

    NHK said the tsunami waves could keep returning, and warnings were continuing to be aired more than two hours after the initial alert. Several aftershocks also rocked the region.

    Government spokesman Yoshimasa Hayashi told reporters that nuclear plants in the area had not reported any irregularities. But he added that people in coastal areas needed to get away from the oncoming tsunami.

    “Every minute counts. Please evacuate to a safe area immediately," he said.

    (With agency inputs)

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    Published: 01 Jan 2024, 03:12 PM IST
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