New Zealand expresses deep concern about major earthquake
Hon Murray McCully
Minister of Foreign
11 March 2011
New Zealand expresses deep concern
about major earthquake off Japan
Minister Murray McCully has expressed deep concern and
sympathy to the people of Japan following a major earthquake
off the northeast coast of Japan.
measuring some 8.8 on the Richter scale, struck at 6.46 pm
New Zealand time on Friday 11 March.
Zealanders are concerned to learn of this major quake which
has caused extensive damage. Our thoughts are with the
people of Japan at this moment as they endeavour to respond
to this disaster," Mr McCully said.
“Japan has stood by
our side in our time of need in the weeks following our
tragedy in Christchurch. Our hearts go out to our friends in
The New Zealand Embassy in Tokyo is checking the
whereabouts and safety of New Zealanders thought to be in
the four most affected prefectures of northeast Japan.
New Zealanders with concerns about family in Japan should
try to contact them directly in the first instance. If they
cannot make contact and they are known to be in the
northeast of Japan they should contact the Ministry of
Foreign Affairs and Trade on 0800 432 111. If calling from
overseas call +64 439 8000.
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