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DFA: PH Embassy monitoring situation of Filipinos in Japan after magnitude 6.8 quake

/ 03:30 PM June 19, 2019

This aerial view shows damaged roof tiles of residential houses in Tsuruoka, Yamagata prefecture, northwestern Japan, Wednesday, June 19, 2019, after an earthquake. The powerful earthquake jolted northwestern Japan late Tuesday, prompting officials to issue a tsunami warning along the coast which was lifted about 2 ½ hours later. Tsuruoka city officials were helping coastal residents evacuate to higher ground as a precaution. (Kyodo News via AP)

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Embassy in Tokyo is monitoring the situation and condition of Filipinos in areas affected by the magnitude 6.8 earthquake that hit Yamagata Prefecture in northwestern Japan on Tuesday, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said.

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In a statement issued on Wednesday, the DFA said both the Philippine Embassy in Tokyo and the Philippine Consulate General in Osaka have issued urgent advisories to Filipinos in the affected areas.

“The Embassy is closely monitoring the situation and the well-being of Filipinos in the area and is ready to assist as needed,” the DFA said.

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“Both the Embassy and the Consulate General have also issued urgent advisories to Filipinos in the affected areas,” it added.

Urgent Advisory:Magnitude 6.8 earthquake hit Yamagata Prefecture in Northern Japan at around 10:30 PM, Japan Time. The…

Philippine Embassy in Japan 发布于 2019年6月18日周二

Based on data from the Embassy, there are 815 registered Filipinos in Yamagata Prefecture.

The DFA said the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) issued a tsunami alert for Yamagata Prefecture and coastal areas in Niigata and Ishikawa Prefectures following Tuesday’s quake but later lifted the warning early Wednesday.

Railway services have been partly suspended and many residential areas remain without electricity the DFA added.  (Editor: Mike U. Frialde)

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