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Message for U.S. Citizens: Community Message Regarding Japan

March 16, 2011

In the last few days, our hearts have gone out to those struggling with the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Based on information from the Hong Kong Observatory, the current nuclear events in Fukushima, Japan are not likely to have any health impact on Hong Kong. We will continue to monitor the situation and are in contact with Hong Kong Government officials.

We would like to provide a number of websites that you can use to access reliable information regarding this situation. We urge you to ignore sources that are not authoritative. This Mission continues to monitor the situation in Japan, as we would any disaster recovery operation in the region. If we become aware of any important information affecting Hong Kong, we will share that information and guidance promptly.

The Department has issued a Travel Alert for Japan. You can access it as well as other State Department information regarding the situation in Japan at:

The Hong Kong Observatory is an excellent source of information and has been regularly issuing updates: Will the radioactive materials from Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant reach Hong Kong?

The International Atomic Energy Agency's Update on Japan Earthquake Webpage might also be useful: IAEA Update on Japan Earthquake


Last modified: March 16, 2011