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Japan earthquake: Powerful new tremor in Kumamoto
« on: Friday, 15 April, 2016 @ 21:20:51 »
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 (15:25 GMT on Friday). A number of smaller quakes followed.
A tsunami warning was issued, 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.