Japan Update: 7.1 Earthquake

| Japan 7 April 2011 |

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A magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck off the coast of Miyagi Prefecture at 11:32 p.m. local time on Thursday. Evacuation orders were issued for homes along the northeast coastline.

In Tokyo, buildings shook violently for a full minute during the quake and electricity was cut although there were no reports of serious damage. And while sirens went off in Japan’s coastal cities, warning of a tsunami, alerts were cancelled ninety minutes later.

All Volunteer Minister groups are fine and prepare to take on more evacuees in the shelters they are working in.

Your support is needed. If you can help with specialist supplies, medical supplies or your expertise please contact us by email or phone at 1-800-435-7498 (+1-323-960-1949).

To those who want to go to Japan to help, download this application form and email it to us here. Our efforts are sponsored by the International Association of Scientologists. To support us, please donate to the IAS!