Japan earthquake: Indian embassy issues emergency contact numbers for its citizens amid Tsunami alerts | India News

NEW DELHI: The embassy of India in Japan on Monday issued emergency contact numbers for Indian citizens after a powerful earthquake and tsunami struck central Japan and its western coast.
“Embassy has set up an emergency control room for anyone to contact in connection with the earthquake and Tsunami on January 1, 2024,” the Indian embassy in Japan said.
The following emergency numbers and email IDs may be contacted 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)
[email protected]
[email protected]
“Embassy is in regular contact with authorities concerned. Please follow instructions of the local government,” the embassy added.
The quake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.6 triggered waves of around 1 metre along parts of the Sea of Japan coast with a larger wave expected, public broadcaster NHK reported.
Authorities are still assessing the extent of the damage and residents need to prepare for any more tremors, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said in comments aired on NHK.
“Residents need to stay on alert for further possible quakes and I urge people in areas where tsunamis are expected to evacuate as soon as possible,” Kishida said.
More than 36,000 households had lost power in Ishikawa and Toyama prefectures, utilities provider Hokuriku Electric Power said.
High speed rail services to Ishikawa have been suspended while telecom operators Softbank and KDDI reported phone and internet service disruptions in Ishikawa and Niigata, according to their websites.
(With agency inputs)

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