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Magnitude 7.1 earthquake hits southwest Japan, causing tsunami threat

April 15, 20:31 UTC+3 TOKYO
Prefecture Kumamoto reports a number of power cut offs
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TOKYO, April 15. /TASS/. A number of powerful earthquakes, first one with magnitude 7.1 have hit southern Japan, the Meteorological Agency said on Friday.

The south-west region declared tsunami alert, locals are urged to leave the shore line.

Prefecture Kumamoto reports a number of power cut offs. There is no immediate information about injured or dead.

On Thursday, strong earthquake rocked southern Japan, at least nine people are reportedly dead and thousand more injured after a 6.5 magnitude south west of Kumamoto prefecture.

No information has been received on any accidents at the Japanese NPPs in the south region, which was hit by a number of powerful earthquakes, first one with magnitude 7.1, Kyushu Electric Power operating company said on Friday.

The inspection of facilities is underway at the Senday NPP, the company added.

 

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