Second big quake hits southern Japan, damage and death toll mounts




 
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April 16th, 2016  
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Topic: Second big quake hits southern Japan, damage and death toll mounts


By Elaine Lies and Linda Sieg TOKYO (Reuters) - A magnitude 7.3 earthquake struck southern Japan early on Saturday, killing at least 11 people, injuring hundreds more and trapping people in collapsed buildings, media reported, just over a day after a quake killed nine people in the same region. Residents near a dam were told to leave because of fears it might crumble, broadcaster NHK said. Saturday's quake triggered a tsunami advisory, although it was later lifted and no irregularities were reported at three nuclear power plants in the area, a senior government official said.




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