Earthquake & Tsunami in Ishikawa and surrounding areas

Please pray for the coastal areas of Central Japan along the Japan Sea, especially Ishikawa, Toyama, and Niigata prefectures. On New Years Day, a magnitude 7.6 earthquake hit the Noto Peninsula and triggered tsunami conditions all along the coast on that side of Japan.

Here are a few news links in English as of now, about 5 hours after the quake:

Multiple Christian disaster relief networks are coordinating to gather information about the damage and needs in the area. The situation is very dynamic and aftershocks continue, so churches and networks will decide on a course of action after things have stabilized. Also, we will wait for first responders to finish their rescue efforts and searches for survivors before beginning relief activities.

Posted in Disaster Reports.