• Kyodo

  • SHARE

Destroyed buildings, landslides and collapsed bridges that cut off entire neighborhoods are just some of tribulations the residents of the Kumamoto village of Minamiaso were forced to endure following the magnitude-7.3 quake that struck early Saturday.

Registering in upper 6 on Japan’s seismic scale, the temblor triggered another landslide that dumped tons of dirt and rocks onto National Route 57 and severely damaged a section of railway tracks of the JR Hohi line running parallel to the highway.

In a time of both misinformation and too much information, quality journalism is more crucial than ever.
By subscribing, you can help us get the story right.

SUBSCRIBE NOW

PHOTO GALLERY (CLICK TO ENLARGE)