Japan Earthquakes

2 powerful earthquakes a day apart shook southwestern Japan, killing at least 39 people, trapping many others beneath flattened homes and sending thousands of residents to seek refuge in gymnasiums and hotel lobbies.

  • At 1:25 a.m Saturday, 7.3 quake shook the Kumamoto region on the southwestern island of Kyushu.
  • On Thursday night, Kyushu was hit by 6.5 quake that left 10 dead and more than 800 injured.
    Residents walk past a house damaged by a magnitude-6.5 earthquake in Mashiki, Kumamoto prefecture, southern Japan, Friday, April 15, 2016. The powerful earthquake struck Thursday night, knocking down houses and buckling roads. (Yu Nakajima/Kyodo News via AP) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT
    Residents stand near housing complex destroyed by Thursday’s earthquake in Mashiki, Kumamoto prefecture, southern Japan, Friday, April 15, 2016. The powerful earthquake struck Thursday night, knocking down houses and buckling roads.


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