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Today, the United Arab Emirates Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued crucial directives in response to a significant seismic event, a powerful 7.5-magnitude earthquake, prompting multiple tsunami warnings.

Cautionary Advisory to UAE Citizens in Japan

The UAE embassy in Japan promptly issued a cautionary advisory to its citizens in light of the impactful earthquake. Concerned about the aftermath of the seismic activity in Japan, the United Arab Emirates Embassy in Tokyo released a warning to its nationals.

Exercise caution and follow safety guidelines.

Urging residents to exercise caution and adhere to safety guidelines provided by Japanese authorities, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs emphasized the importance of responsible behavior during such natural disasters.

Emergency Communication Channels for Residents

To facilitate communication in case of emergencies, the authorities encouraged residents to register for the Tawajodi service and to reach out to the embassy through designated phone lines, specifically 0097180024 or 0097180044444.

Seismic Activity Overview by the Japan Meteorological Agency

Numerous tsunami warnings were issued in response to 21 earthquakes with magnitudes greater than 4.0, the strongest of which was a 7.5-magnitude tremor, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency.

Tsunami Impact on Coastal Areas

In response to the seismic sequence, initial tsunami waves, some exceeding one meter in height, reached the north shore of central Japan around 4:21 p.m. local time. Notably, waves with heights reaching up to 1.2 meters battered the Wajima port in the Ishikawa prefecture, as reported by the Japan Meteorological Agency.

Affected Prefectures and Continued Monitoring

The earthquake disproportionately affected the prefectures of Toyama, Ishikawa, and Niigata, situated on the Sea of Japan side of Honshu, the largest island in Japan. The seismic event and subsequent tsunami warnings underscore the importance of preparedness and adherence to safety protocols during natural disasters, emphasizing the collaborative efforts between nations to safeguard their citizens in times of crisis.

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