Kyushu Japan Hits by a New Magnitude-7.0 Earthquake

After a magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck Kyushu Japan late Thursday, a new one hits the region early Saturday. The latest one was measured at magnitude-7.0.

The quake prompted the Japan Meteorological Agency to issue a tsunami advisory for coastal regions of Japan on the Ariake Sea and Yatsushiro Sea around 2 a.m. Saturday (1 p.m. ET Friday). Tsunami advisories are issued when the tsunami height is expected to be between 0.2 and 1 meter (0.65 to 3.3 feet). A warning would be for larger tsunamis.
The agency subsequently lifted all tsunami warnings and advisories.

Earthquake details from USGS:


2016-04-15 16:25:06 (UTC)
2016-04-15 10:25:06 (UTC-06:00) in your timezone
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1.0 km (0.6 mi) WSW of Kumamoto-shi, Japan
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631.0 km (392.1 mi) SSE of Seoul, South Korea

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