Earthquake Early Warning / Tunami Warning by NHK

Earthquake Early Warning

When a major earthquake occurs, the Japan Meteorological Agency sends out an earthquake early warning to let people know where the strongest shaking is about to occur.

In this case, NHK will use a special sound on all channels to notify you that an earthquake alert has been issued. It will also show a map on the TV screen of where the strongest shaking will occur in a few seconds.

Please protect yourself immediately with hiding you under a desk or similar conditions when this is the case.  

Tsunami Waring

Japan Meteorological Agency issues a large tsunami warning or a tsunami warning when there is possibility to have a large tsunami.  

In this case, all channels of NHK notify you that the (large) tsunami warning was issued,  and the tsunami area is shown with a color in the map.   

You can hear this notice in English, Chinese, Korean and Portuguese at the supplementary audio channel of NHK General TV and at NHK Radio-2.

When the tsunami warning is issued in the area where you live, please evacuate immediately to higher location as much as possible.

About multilingual programs of NHK Radio, please refer to the following web-site.