David Cameron, the Prime Minister, has issued a statement following the Japanese earthquake and has offered UK assistance.
The earthquake took place on 15 April 2016 on the Japanese island of Kyushu. It reached 6.2 on the Richter scale and around 42 people are so far feared killed, with over 3,000 injured.
“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”.