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JAPAN EARTHQUAKE UPDATE: Second earthquake destroys homes on Japanese island of Kyushu

Second earthquake destroys homes on Japanese island of Kyushu

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At least two people have died after a second earthquake hit Japan’s southern island of Kyushu. Japanese Red Cross Kumamoto Hospital said it had admitted 45 people, including five with serious injuries. The 6.4-magnitude earthquake, thought to be one of the aftershocks of the earlier quake, struck at 0:03 am Friday (15:03 UTC). So far, two people were killed in the 34,000-population town of Mashiki, which was near the epicenter. Japanese broadcaster reported that around 650 people were injured during the tremors. The quake reportedly brought down walls and a number of houses in Mashiki, located some 900 kilometers (560 miles) southwest of Tokyo. An unknown number of people were trapped in the buildings and one of them was unconscious, according to broadcaster NHK…

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