Another strong jolt of earthquake and the series of aftershocks hit Japan and shook the Japanese island of Kyushu on Saturday morning, as a result of which at least 23 people were killed.
The magnitude of the earthquake was measured as 7.2 on Richter scale according to the United States Geological Survey however, as per reported by Japan Meteorological Agency, the magnitude was 7.3 thus more powerful than the one which rattled the region on Thursday night killing at least 9 people.
Nuclear Regulation Authority stated, “There were no irregularities at three nuclear plants on the southern major island of Kyushu and nearby Shikoku.”
On Thursday night, a jolt of 6.2 magnitude left the region shaking as a consequence of which, the roads were cracked, houses destructed and event the tiled from the roof of Kumamoto Castle also fell.
Moreover, the aftershocks continued to shake the area. Over 40,000 people were evacuated from their places.
The jolts also caused landsliding in some regions of the earthquake affected area.
Over 900 people were being rescued by the rescue teams and are still searching people from buildings collapsed.
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