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2016 KUMAMOTO EARTHQUAKE

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SOCCER
Apr 17, 2016
Southampton defender Yoshida offers to help quake victims
Southampton's Japan international defender Maya Yoshida on Saturday offered his support to the victims of the series of powerful earthquakes that have rocked his native Kyushu over the past few days.
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JAPAN
Apr 17, 2016
Kumamoto quake info: where to go, how to help
Starting with a magnitude-6.5 quake on April 14, a series of major earthquakes have hit the central Kumamoto area of Japan, causing deaths, injuries and widespread damage to the area's residences and infrastructure. As aftershocks continue, tens of thousands of people have moved into evacuation centers which are doing their best to support the evacuees' needs.
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JAPAN
Apr 16, 2016
More powerful magnitude-7.3 quake rocks Kumamoto, kills dozens
Another strong earthquake rocked Kumamoto Prefecture early Saturday, killing dozens and injuring hundreds more, bringing the combined death toll since Thursday to at least 41.
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JAPAN
Apr 16, 2016
Big temblors no surprise to experts
Some seismologists said they were not surprised by the disaster, saying evidence suggested the writing was on the wall, although they didnu2019t know exactly when it would happen.
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JAPAN
Apr 16, 2016
Kyushu villagers trapped by landslides, severed roads
Destroyed buildings, landslides and collapsed bridges are just some of tribulations the residents of the village of Minamiaso were forced to endure Saturday following the magnitude-7.3 quake.
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JAPAN
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 on social media.
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JAPAN
Apr 16, 2016
Kumamoto international center offering shelter, translation services for foreigners
Kumamoto City International Center in the city of Kumamoto is offering shelter for non-Japanese residents affected by the current series of earthquakes, with multilingual translators available there to help.
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JAPAN
Apr 16, 2016
Japanese defense chief orders ministry to consider U.S. offer of help amid ongoing disaster
Japanese Defense Minister Gen Nakatani ordered the Defense Ministry on Saturday to consider U.S. forces' offer of help amid the ongoing disaster in the Kyushu region.
JAPAN
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.
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JAPAN
Apr 15, 2016
Sitting atop two faults, Mashiki should expect more shocks
Strong aftershocks might continue to rattle southwestern Japan in the wake of Kyushuu2019s first level 7 earthquake, experts warn.
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JAPAN
Apr 15, 2016
Connectivity, news and social media become crucial lifelines in quake-hit areas
Building on the lessons of 3/11, Mobile phone carriers and media organizations team up to offer emergency communications services to those caught up in the Kumamoto quake.
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 15, 2016
Toyota, Honda suspend plants rattled by Kumamoto quake
Toyota Motor Corp. and Honda Motor Co. were among companies that suspended operations Friday after a powerful earthquake struck Kyushu, damaging factories and supply chains.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 15, 2016
Infant rescued from rubble in Mashiki more than six hours after devastating quake
An 8-month-old girl was pulled alive from the rubble of a collapsed house in Mashiki, Kumamoto Prefecture, in the early hours on Friday morning, more than six hours after a devastating quake pummeled the area.

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