posted on Jun, 18 2018 @ 12:55 AM
My family and I are OK.
A magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck Osaka at approximately 8:00 am JST. There have been three confirmed deaths, and reports of more than 50 other
casualties. Train lines in the area are currently suspended. No tsunami warning has been issued. The weather agency has issued a warning against
landslides, adding that people should be cautious about possible aftershocks for a few days. In Osaka Prefecture, about 170,800 homes and buildings
were without power as of 9:30 am. U.S. citizens in the area should monitor local news and follow directions from local officials. Information on
affected areas is available in English from the Japan Meteorological Agency: www.jma.go.jp...
The U.S. Consulate in Osaka continues to operate under normal conditions. U.S. citizens traveling or living in the affected region: please let
friends and family know you are safe. Any related inquires can be directed to the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo or the U.S. Consulate in Osaka. U.S. Embassy
Tokyo Tel: 03-3224-5000 (from Japan), +81 3-3224-5000 (from the US) Email: TokyoACS@state.gov. U.S. Consulate General Osaka Tel: 06-6315-5900 (from
Japan), +81 6-6315-5900 (from the US) Email: AOK@state.gov.