Strong quake hits southern Japan, tsunami advisory

2016-04-15 19:13
A resident walks through the debris after a magnitude-6.5 earthquake in Mashiki, Kumamoto. (yodo News via AP)

A resident walks through the debris after a magnitude-6.5 earthquake in Mashiki, Kumamoto. (yodo News via AP)

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Mashiki - A powerful earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.1 has struck southern Japan, barely 24 hours after a deadly quake hit the same region.

The quake shook the Kumamoto region at 01:25 on Saturday. On Thursday night the area was hit by a magnitude 6.5 quake that left nine dead and more than 800 injured.

Japan's Meteorological Agency issued an advisory for a tsunami up to 1m along the coast east of the epicentre in Kumamoto.

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