04-15-2016, 01:53 PM #1
7.0 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Southern Japan 15 April 2016
This comes n the heels of a quake yesterday of 6.5
at least 9 dead, 100 injured, these aftershocks have forced the evacuation of at least 50,000 people.
04-15-2016, 01:55 PM #2
The magnitude-7.1 quake at a depth of 10km (6 miles) hit at 01:25 on Saturday (15:25 GMT on Friday). A number of smaller quakes followed.
Officials say more people could be trapped under collapsed buildings.
Thousands fled their homes and many people spent the night in the open in the town of Mashiki, near Kumamoto city on the island of Kyushu.
04-15-2016, 02:51 PM #3
Tsunami warning lifted
Magnitude 7.1 earthquake hits southern Japan, tsunami advisory issued
Posted: 12:52 PM, April 15, 2016
Updated: 2:02 PM, April 15, 2016
TOKYO - A powerful earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.1 struck southern Japan early Saturday, barely 24 hours after a smaller quake hit the same region and killed nine people.
Japanese broadcaster NHK said a number of calls were coming in from residents reporting people being trapped inside houses and buildings.
The quake shook the Kumamoto region at 1:25 a.m. Saturday, and several aftershocks soon followed. Japan's Meteorological Agency issued an advisory for a tsunami up to 1 meter (3 feet) high along the coast west of the epicenter in Kumamoto; the advisory was lifted less than an hour later...
04-15-2016, 05:20 PM #4
How frightening for all the residents! And if they lived through the March 2011 quake/tsunami/Fukashima meltdown, this has to causing flashbacks and an increase in PTSD symptoms for many. Praying for victims, first responders, and those reliving the awful events of 2011."If you are lucky enough to find a way of life you love, you have to find the courage to live it."
- John Irving in A Prayer for Owen Meany
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