Reports of people trapped after magnitude-7.3 quake hits southern Japan

April 15, 2016 6:27 PM

19 0

A powerful earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.3 struck southern Japan early Saturday, barely 24 hours after a smaller quake hit the same region and killed nine people.

While it was not immediately clear whether the latest quake increased the death toll, Japanese broadcaster NHK said a number of calls were coming in from residents reporting people trapped inside houses and buildings. Video showed a resident, apparently rescued from underneath a collapsed house, on ...

Also read: Japanese pensioner soldier blows himself up in park, injures others

Read more

To category page