Embassy of Ukraine in Japan confirmed the presence of Ukrainian citizens in the earthquake zone in Kumamoto, reported the Department of Consular Service of the MFA of Ukraine.
Currently, they are staying in an evacuation center of Kumamoto city, located in the elementary school Hojo.
"Citizens of Ukraine are provided with drinking water and food, the Embassy keeps in touch with them. There are no Ukrainians among the dead and injured"- said in a statement.
At least 38 people have died in the latest Kyushu earthquake, according to Kumamoto Prefecture's disaster management office. The magnitude-7.0 quake hit early Saturday.
"This is worst thing that could happened to us," said Shigeru Morita, an official in the town of Mashiki, Kumamoto Prefecture.