11 March 2011

ALERT : Japan Earthquake- Update for Malaysia

Wisma Putra Press Release



PRESS RELEASE
  
MAJOR EARTHQUAKE HITS NORTH EASTERN JAPAN
11 MARCH 2011
A 8.9-magnitude earthquake with an epicentre about 400km northeast of Tokyo hit Japan at 1:46pm Malaysian time (2:46pm Japan time) on 11 March 2011. A series of tsunami had also hit the north eastern coast of Japan. There are local reports of damage to buildings and infrastructure. As of press time, the Japanese authorities have started rescue efforts.
2.         The Malaysian Embassy in Tokyo is monitoring the situation and is taking action to contact Malaysian citizens and students in the affected areas. There are no reports of casualties among Malaysians at press time and all embassy officials and their families are reported to be safe.  The Malaysian Embassy is also in close contact with the Japanese authorities for the latest updates on the situation and advisories.
3.         The Ministry has also activated its Operations Room and the following contact lines as focal points for the public to seek information pertaining to the latest situation on the earthquake in Japan.

CONTACT NUMBERS AT THE MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OPERATIONS ROOM(WISMA PUTRA), PUTRAJAYA:
03 8887 4570
03 8887 4770
03 8889 2746
03 8889 2830
CONTACT NUMBER OF THE OPERATIONS ROOM AT THE MALAYSIAN EMBASSY IN TOKYO, JAPAN:
+81334763840
Prepared by:
East Asia Division
Wisma Putra
11 March 2011
1530hrs

Penduduk Labuan dan Sabah dinasihat tidak ke pantai

KUALA LUMPUR 11 Mac – Penduduk di Labuan dan Sabah dinasihati supaya menjauhi pesisir pantai ekoran laut bergelora dan paras air laut lebih tinggi daripada yang di jangka bermula 6 petang hingga tengah malam ini.

Jabatan Metereologi dalam satu kenyataan hari ini berkata, ini di jangka berlaku ekoran gempa bumi kuat yang melanda Jepun tengah hari tadi.

Katanya, satu gempa bumi bermagnitud 8.8 pada skala Richter telah berlaku di Pantai Honshu, Jepun pada 1.46 petang, 4,434 kilometer dari timur laut Kudat, Sabah.

Bagaimanapun tiada amaran tsunami dikeluarkan kepada negara ini. – Bernama

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