Press release

PM statement on Japanese earthquake: 16 April 2016

Prime Minister David Cameron made a statement today following the earthquake in Kumamoto, Japan.

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The Prime Minister said:

I am deeply saddened by the earthquake in Kumamoto. This second powerful earthquake, following so quickly after the first earthquake on Thursday, has brought further terrible devastation and loss of life. Our thoughts are with all those affected.

The full extent of the damage will only become clear over the next few days. The UK is following the situation closely and stands ready to support the Japanese response in any way we can.

Published 16 April 2016