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06 February 2013

U.S. Embassy Tokyo Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Tsunami Advisory

8.0 Magnitude Earthquake Pacific Ocean 06FEB2013
U.S. Embassy Tokyo Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Tsunami Advisory

8.0 MAG SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS 2013-02-06 01:12:27 10.738°S 165.138°E 28.7

Japan Meteorological Agency - Tsunami Advisory

February 6, 2013

The Embassy alerts U.S. citizens residing or traveling in Japan that the Japan Meteorological Agency has issued a tsunami advisory for coastal regions of Japan. The Japan Meteorological Agency reports that the "Tsunami height is expected to be about 0.5 meters. Attention advised." Local media outlets report that the tsunami should make landfall between 4:30 pm and 6:00 pm, Japan time. Please be aware that there is always a possibility that this situation may change.
Please monitor the situation by consulting media sources and the following website:
Japan Meteorological Agency:

U.S. citizens in Japan are encouraged to confirm the locations of shelters, monitor media reports, and follow all official instructions.

Additional information on disaster preparedness may be found on the "Natural Disasters" page of the Bureau of Consular Affairs website.

Updated information on travel in Japan may be obtained from the Department of State by calling 1-888-407-4747 within the United States and Canada, or from overseas, 1-202-501-4444. These numbers are available from 8:00 am to 8:00 p.m., Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).

Please consult the Country Specific Information Sheet for Japan, available on the Bureau of Consular Affairs website at
For any emergencies involving U.S. citizens, please contact the American Citizens Services (ACS) Unit of either the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo or one of the U.S. Consulates in Japan listed below:

If you are receiving this message in error or have completed your travel in Japan, please visit the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) at to update your status. If you have never enrolled in STEP, but would like to remove your email address that you registered at the US Embassy or a US Consulate in Japan, please contact to update or remove your registration.

U.S. Embassy Tokyo
American Citizen Services
1-10-5 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-8420
Tel: 03-3224-5000 (24 Hours)
After Hours: 03-3224-5000
Fax: 03-3224-5856
The U.S. Embassy serves Americans in Tokyo, Chiba, Fukushima, Gunma, Ibaraki, Kanagawa, Nagano, Niigata, Saitama, Shizuoka, Tochigi, Yamagata and Yamanashi.


11-5, Nishitenma 2-chome, Kita-ku, Osaka 530-8543; Tel: 06-6315-5912, Fax: 06-6315-5914; serving Americans in Osaka, Aichi, Ehime, Fukui, Gifu, Hiroshima, Hyogo, Ishikawa, Kagawa, Kochi, Kyoto, Mie, Nara, Okayama, Shimane, Shiga, Tokushima, Tottori, Toyama, and Wakayama prefectures.

Nagoya International Center Bldg. 6th floor, 1-47-1 Nagono, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya 450-0001; Tel (052) 581-4501, Fax: (052) 581-3190; providing emergency consular services only (including death and arrest cases) for Americans living in Aichi, Gifu, and Mie prefectures.

5-26, Ohori 2-chome, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka 810-0052; Tel: 092-751-9331, Fax: 092-713-9222; serving Americans in Fukuoka, Kagoshima, Kumamoto, Miyazaki, Nagasaki, Oita, Saga and Yamaguchi prefectures.

Kita 1-jo, Nishi 28-chome, Chuo-ku, Sapporo 064-0821; Tel: 011-641-1115, Fax: 011-643-1283; serving Americans in Akita, Aomori, Hokkaido, Iwate and Miyagi prefectures.

2-1-1 Toyama, Urasoe City, Okinawa 901-2104; Phone: 098.876.4211, Fax: 098.876.4243; serving Americans in Okinawa and the Amami Oshima Island group

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