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A bright red paper with the word kiken (dangerous) printed in bold black letters is posted at the entrance of a house in the quake-hit town of Mashiki, Kumamoto Prefecture, where 5,400 structures — half of the town’s buildings — have been damaged.

Handwritten below is a warning that the house may collapse since its walls are leaning. The early signs of cracking are already visible.

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