New strong quake hits Japan, tsunami warning issued

A damaged house in the town of Mashiki, Kumamoto prefecture on April 15, 2016

Tokyo (AFP) – A strong 7.0 earthquake hit southern Japan early Saturday, the US Geological Survey said, a day after another powerful tremor killed at least nine people in the same area.

The Japan Meteorological Agency issued a tsunami warning for the western coast of the Kyushu island, where hundreds were injured in Thursday’s quake.


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