News Update!!: Japan: Latest information: Magnitude 7.0 earthquake and magnitude 6.2 earthquake.


News Update!!: Japan: Latest information: Magnitude 7.0 earthquake and magnitude 6.2 earthquake.

According to the United States Geological Survey, a magnitude 7.0 earthquake hits Kumamoto, Japan at around 1:25am local time on Saturday, April 16th, 2016 (9:25am PT on Friday, April 15th, 2016).

The magnitude 7.0 earthquake occurred a day after magnitude 6.2 earthquake that struck near Uekiat, Japan at around 9:26pm local time on Friday, April 15th, 2016 on (5:26 a.m. PT on Thursday, April 14th, 2016).

** ZachNews has the latest Information regarding the magnitude 7.0 earthquake and magnitude 6.2 earthquake: **

**** As of 1:40pm PT on Sunday, April 17th, 2016: ****

– Deaths:

At least 41 people have been  killed by the earthquake.

– Injures:

At least 2,000 people were treated for injuries and nearly 200 remain in a serious condition by the earthquake.

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said that 1,500 people had been injured in the quakes.

Kumamoto Official Riho Tajima said that 184 were injured seriously.

– Missing:

At least 11 people are reportedly missing.

– Damages:

Some 1,000 buildings have reportedly been damaged and at least 90 destroyed.

Landslides have already cut off roads, destroyed bridges, and ripped apart railroad tracks.

A massive landslide tore open a mountainside in Kumamoto’s Minamiaso village all the way from the top of the mountain to a highway below. A home near by collapsed, fell down a ravine, and smashed at the bottom. In another part of the village, houses were left hanging precariously at the edge of a huge hole.

An estimated 200,000 households were without electricity.

An estimated 400,000 households were without running water.

A village near Mount Aso volcano appears to have been the hardest hit by the second earthquake.

– Information:

Authorities received reports of 97 cases of people trapped or buried under collapsed buildings, while 10 people were caught in landslides in 3 municipalities in the prefecture.

Kumamoto Official Riho Tajima said that more than 91,000 had been evacuated from their homes.

According to Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga, the number of troops in the area was being raised to 20,000, while additional police and firefighters were also on the way.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced that the United States military is providing air transportation helping in the rescue.

Asahi TV is reporting that a hot springs resort, dozens of people trapped were picked up by military helicopters.

People are huddled in blankets, sitting, or lying shoulder-to-shoulder on the floors of evacuation centers.

Local stores are quickly ran out of stock and shuttered their doors, and people are worried about running out of food.

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**** Stay tuned to ZachNews for more news updates with more information regarding this news story. ****

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