A 6.1 magnitude earthquake hit Japan at 08:00 on Monday 18th June, centered near Osaka. Several people were killed and at least three hundred were injured as thousands of homes and businesses were left without power. Trains were suspended and factories closed as the country waited to see if there would be further aftershocks. No tsunami warning was issued.


  • Contact your friends and family to let them know you are safe.
  • Monitor local media. NHK World News is tweeting in English here.
  • The Japan Meteorological Agency is providing information in English – http://www.jma.go.jp/en/quake/
  • Contact your embassy or consular services. Be prepared for a wait, as there will likely be a large number of calls.
  • Download the NHK World app for your phone.

Ready.gov has more information on what to do to prepare for and survive earthquakes.

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