Saturday, April 16, 2016

Japan hit by magnitude 7 earthquake

Japan was rocked by a magnitude 7.0 earthquake early morning of Saturday, April 16, 2016.

Japan earthquake 16Apr2016

According to the bulletin posted by United States Geological Survey (USGS), the earthquake was recorded at exactly 1:25 am (JST), 1 kilometer (km) west-southwest of Kumamoto.

It was tectonic in origin and had a depth of 10 km.

Japan's Meteorogical Agency has already issued a tsunami advisory along the coast east of Kumamoto.

Two days ago, Japan was also hit by a magnitude 6.2 earthquake, with epicenter 7 km southwest of Ueki. It reportedly took away nine lives.

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