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Friday, April 15, 2016

Major 7.3 Earthquake strikes Japan

Upgraded to 7.3

Story highlights

  •  Rescuers scramble to find survivors in rubble of collapsed buildings
  • One person reported dead, many buildings damaged
  • An expert predicts this quake "will do a lot of a damage," notes aftershocks are likely
  • A road newly damaged by the 7.3 magnitude earthquake in Mashiki, Kumamoto.

Tsunami advisory issued

The U.S. Geological Survey reported that the latest quake struck just west-southwest of Kumamoto-shi and about 8 miles south-southeast of Ueki, the epicenter of the late Thursday tremor that left nine dead.
"No question, this is a large and very important earthquake," said Doug Given, a geophysicist with the USGS. "And it will do a lot of damage."
The quake prompted the Japan Meteorological Agency to issue a tsunami advisory for coastal regions of Japan on the Ariake Sea and Yatsushiro Sea around 2 a.m. Saturday (1 p.m. ET Friday). Tsunami advisories are issued when the tsunami height is expected to be between 0.2 and 1 meter (0.65 to 3.3 feet). A warning would be for larger tsunamis.
The agency subsequently lifted all tsunami warnings and advisories.
As Given noted, "the four islands of Japan are on the edge of what's traditionally been known as the 'Ring of Fire'" -- a stretch along parts of the Pacific Ocean prone to volcanoes and earthquakes.
The rescue workers take care of an elderly woman suffering from the shock after the 7.3 magnitude earthquake.
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The rescue workers take care of an elderly woman suffering from the shock after the 7.3 magnitude earthquake
Victor Sardina, a geophysicist in Honolulu, Hawaii, told CNN that the latest quake was about 30 times more powerful than Thursday's deadly tremor. He predicted "severe, serious implications in terms of damage and human losses."
The shallow depth of the quake -- about 10 kilometers, or 6 miles -- and the densely populated area where it struck could prove to be devastating, according to experts.
A road newly damaged by the 7.3 magnitude earthquake in Mashiki, Kumamoto.




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7.0 quake strikes Japan; rescuers try to free residents - CNN.com:

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