Saturday, April 16, 2016

The death toll in a new series of earthquakes in Japan has exceeded 10. Rescue operations under way

As a result a new series of earthquakes occurred in southwest Japan in the night of Saturday, 16 April, killing 11 people, reports RIA Novosti with reference to the NHK broadcast. Another 760 people were hospitalized with injuries of varying severity.

The earthquake two-storey dormitory building of the agricultural faculty of the University of Tokai in the village of Minami-ASO collapsed so that the first floor was completely crushed by the second floor. Helicopter shot shows what the building looks like a single storey: the second floor and the roof practically does not bear any traces of damage, the first floor is actually crushed, it is not visible. Buried alive under the rubble turned out to be 11 people. Going rescue work.

The magnitude of the earthquake, data the U.S. Geological survey, was 7. The epicenter was located 1 kilometer from the city in Kumamoto Prefecture in Kyushu. Hearth lies at a depth of 10 kilometers. Shortly before this, on March 15, in the same place was recorded quake a magnitude of 7.1.

From Kumamoto 44 evacuated thousands of people, tens of thousands remained without water and electricity, reports TASS.

April 14, in the Kumamoto area were recorded earthquakes with magnitude of 6.4. Authorities reported nine killed, more than a thousand people were injured. Homes were destroyed in the area of emergency fires.


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