• World - Asia
  • Updated: May 06, 2023

Aftershocks Hit Japan After Earthquake Kills One, Injures Over 20

Aftershocks have been reported in Japan on Saturday, a day after a 6.5 magnitude earthquake struck the central Ishikawa region, leaving at least one person dead and more than 20 injured.

Officials are currently assessing the damage from the earthquake that occurred mid-afternoon on Friday.

The earthquake has resulted in the closure of high-speed train lines and damage to buildings.

On Saturday morning, the country’s disaster management agency reported that approximately 55 aftershocks had hit the affected areas, some of which were strong.

The agency also warned that heavy rainfall could trigger landslides in affected areas.

While Japan has strict construction regulations intended to ensure buildings can withstand strong earthquakes, some wooden houses have been partially destroyed.

Earthquakes are common in Japan due to its location on the Pacific “Ring of Fire,” an arc of intense seismic activity across the Pacific basin.

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Quadri Adejumo
Quadri Adejumo

Quadri Adejumo covers World News, Health, Climate & Humanitarian.

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