Naperville Students in Japan are OK

Six students from North Central College studying in island country

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    Vehicles and the rubbles cover a road in Kesennuma, Miyagi prefecture, northern Japan, Saturday, March 12, 2011, after being washed away by an earthquake-triggered tsunami. The powerful tsunami created by one of the strongest earthquakes ever recorded swept away Japan's east coast Friday. (AP Photo/The Yomiuri Shimbum, Miho Iketani) JAPAN OUT, CREDIT MANDATORY

    Six students studying in Japan have been accounted for following a deadly earthquake and tsunami.

    The assistant director for international programs at North Central College told TribLocal Naperville on Friday that all six had made contact with their families.

    "We've reached out to the families to make sure everyone is OK," said Kimberly Larsson.

    Two students were about an hour away from the quake's epicenter.  Another four were farther south on the island.

    People looking for U.S. citizens in Japan can call the U.S. Deptartment of State, Overseas Citizens Services at 1-888-407-4747.

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