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Breaking News: Earthquakes hit Ishikawa Prefecture on New Year’s Day, with Tsunami Warnings

A magnitude of approximately 7.4 struck Ishikawa Prefecture at 4:10 p.m. It is followed by an over-magnitude 5 earthquake of four minutes. Tsunami warnings have been issued for the surrounding area. indicating a potential for waves reaching up to five meters high.

In the event of a tsunami, it’s crucial not to focus on fleeing far but to prioritize escaping quickly and to higher ground. The public is advised to seek shelter in the nearest robust building or elevated area. It’s important to remember that tsunamis and earthquakes often occur in multiple waves, not just once. Hence, even after evacuating, stay vigilant and keep up with the latest information. The Meteorological Agency emphasizes the need for heightened alertness for strong aftershocks, particularly within the first week after an earthquake, with the first 2-3 days being especially critical.

For the latest safety tips and guidelines for travelers and English readers, the Japan Tourism Agency provides essential information which can be accessed at their official website: Japan National Tourism Organization Safety Tips.

Japanese Translation



また海外からの旅行者を含む外国語話者の方々については、安全対策とガイドラインが日本観光庁より提供されています。最新の情報と安全上の注意点は、日本国家観光局の公式ウェブサイトにて公開されている「Safety Tips」を確認してください。