TSUNAMI Warning Issued on 15-04-2016 – 7.4 earthquake hits south Japan near Kumamoto
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A tsunami warning has been issued after a magnitude 7.4 earthquake struck near Kumamoto in southern Japan on Friday. The earthquake struck at a depth of 40 km (25 miles), the US Geological Survey said.
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It earlier reported a 7.1 quake with a depth of 7 km close to the same location.
The prefecture had been hit by two earthquakes on Thursday, in which two people had died.
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In March 2011, a quake of magnitude 9 struck offshore north of Tokyo, causing tsunami waves along the coast that killed nearly 20,000 people and triggered a nuclear power plant meltdown.

Another big quake hits Kyushu at 01:25. Intensity 6+ in Kumamoto; tsunami warning in effect for this one. Waves now arriving.
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A powerful earthquake has struck near the southern Japanese city of Kumamoto, a day after a tremor there killed at least nine people.
The magnitude-7.1 quake at a depth of 10km (6 miles) hit at 01:25 on Saturday (16:25 GMT on Friday). A second – smaller – quake hit later.
TSUNAMI Warning Issued on 15-04-2016 , but has now been lifted.
Japan is regularly hit by earthquakes but stringent building codes mean that they rarely cause significant damage.
Thursday’s magnitude-6.2 quake caused shaking at some places as intense as the huge earthquake that hit the country in 2011, Japan’s seismology office said.
That quake sparked a huge tsunami and nuclear meltdown at a power plant in Fukushima.
Most of those who died in Thursday’s quake were in the town of Mashiki in the Kyushu region in south-western Japan where an apartment building collapsed and many houses were damaged.
More than 1,000 people were injured.
More than 40,000 people had initially fled their homes, with many of those closest to the epicentre spending the night outside.

TSUNAMI Warning Issued on 15-04-2016 , but has now been lifted.

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