Japan earthquake: New tremor felt in Kumamoto

Saturday, 16 April 2016 - 6:24

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Yet another powerful earthquake has hit the southern Japanese city of Kumamoto last night, just a day after nine were killed in an earlier quake.

The magnitude-7.3 quake hit at a depth of 10km (six miles) at 01:25 on Saturday (15:25 GMT on Friday) in Kyushu region. At least three people died and hundreds were injured, foreign media reports.

Reports also say that a tsunami warning was issued but lifted 50 minutes later.

However, a whole village was evacuated from the affected area after a dam collapsed.



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