Another Strong Quake Rocks Japan
MASHIKI, Japan (AP) — A tsunami advisory has been lifted in southern Japan, which has seen its second powerful earthquake in a little more than a day.
It's not yet clear whether the latest quake added to the death toll from the one that brought down buildings, leaving nine people dead and hundreds injured.
Video on Japanese TV shows one resident on a stretcher after apparently being rescued from under a collapsed house.
Sirens of patrol vehicles were heard on the background as NHK reported from the hardest-hit town of Mashiki. The asphalt outside the town hall had a new crack, apparently made by the latest earthquake.
It struck at 1:25 a.m. Saturday, local time, and several aftershocks followed. The quake had a preliminary magnitude of 7.1. The earlier quake, which hit Thursday night, was measured at 6.5.