6.2 magnitude earthquake rocks Japan

Posted by on Thursday, April 14, 2016

A 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck southern Japan at 9:26 PM local time on Thursday.

It was centered in the Mashiki town in the Kumamoto prefecture, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency.

Dozens of people are reported injured after the earthquake struck. The earthquake was felt throughout the southwestern island of Kyushu, Agency data showed, as media reported that shinkansen, or bullet, train service was halted.

Japan's chief government spokesman Yoshihide Suga said that several buildings collapsed, while NHK showed some damage including broken concrete.
There was no tsunami threat. 



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