A one-metre tsunami wave hit parts of japan's coast today after a 7.2 magnitude Japanese earthquake rocked an area near Miyagi Prefecture. The Embassy of Tokyo issued an appeal to keep indonesian citizens in Japan calm but vigilant.
"To Indonesian citizens who are in an emergency to report to the Hotline of the Embassy of Tokyo. Stay calm and follow the instructions of the local government," said Indonesian Ambassador to Japan, Heri Akhmadi in his statement, Saturday (3/20/2021).
Heri said the Embassy of Tokyo is monitoring the condition of indonesian citizens in Miyagi Prefecture and some areas that have felt the earthquake. The Embassy of Tokyo also sought information from a number of parties.
"The Indonesian Embassy has coordinated with several indonesian representatives in the area to monitor the condition of indonesian citizens. Until now still collecting information through the Japanese media or public information," said Heri.
Until now, the Indonesian Embassy in Tokyo has not been informed of any indonesian citizens who have suffered casualties or material losses due to the Japanese earthquake. It is known that at least 984 indonesians live in Miyagi Prefecture.
The Indonesian Embassy in Tokyo also requested that indonesian citizens in Japan be able to exchange information, if there are indonesian citizens who are victims of natural disasters of this earthquake and tsunami. Indonesian citizens can call the Emergency Hotline of the Embassy of Tokyo: +81-80-4940-7419 or +81-80-3506-8612.
Earlier, authorities in the country had issued a tsunami warning after a 7.2 magnitude earthquake shook off the coast of Miyagi Prefecture.
The first known tsunami wave as high as one meter hit the coastal area shortly after the earthquake was felt. The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) said the Japanese earthquake occurred on Sabut (3/20/2021) at 6:09 p.m. local time.
The earthquake occurred at a depth of 60 km (37 miles) in the pacific waters off the coast of Miyagi. A video was also shared by NHK to show how the earthquake was also felt in Sendai City in Miyagi Prefecture.