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Eyewitnesses to Kumamoto quakes on social media

Apr 16, 2016

Eyewitnesses to Kumamoto quakes on social media

The strongest quake in Japan since March 2011, registering 7 on the Japanese seismic scale, shook Kumamoto Prefecture on the evening of April 14 with another major quake striking in the early hours of April 16. Here is a selection of reactions and reports ...

Second strong quake rocks Kumamoto area, killing at least 19

Apr 16, 2016

Second strong quake rocks Kumamoto area, killing at least 19

A magnitude-7.3 earthquake struck Kumamoto Prefecture early Saturday, killing at least 19 more people and bringing the total number of deaths since Thursday evening to 28. Scores have been injured and many buildings have been damaged or totally destroyed. As reports came in of ...

Apr 16, 2016

Small eruption seen on Mount Aso after latest quakes

A small eruption occurred at Mount Aso in Kumamoto Prefecture on Saturday around 8:30 a.m. local time following a strong earthquake in the area, with smoke rising about 100 meters (300 feet) high, public broadcaster NHK reported. The Japanese Meteorological Agency kept its alert ...