January 1, Monday, 2024

1. A massive magnitude-7.6 earthquake has struck Ishikawa Prefecture, in central Japan, along the Japan Sea Coast. People in those areas must evacuate immediately.
2. Chief Cabinet Secretary Hayashi Yoshimasa said it has been confirmed that many buildings collapsed after Monday’s magnitude 7.6 earthquake.
3. Japan’s Prime Minister Kishida Fumio told reporters that he has instructed his officials to provide people accurate information about the tsunami and related damages.