New strong quake hits Japan, tsunami warning issued

Firefighters check a collapsed house after an earthquake in Mashiki town, Kumamotoprefecture, southern Japan, April 14, 2016. (Photo: Kyodo/REUTERS)
A magnitude 7.4 earthquake struck southern Japan early on Saturday morning, triggering a tsunami advisory.
The quake\’s epicenter was near the city of Kumamoto and measured at a depth of 40 km (25 miles), the U.S. Geological Survey said.
The USGS minutes earlier reported a 7.1 quake with a depth of 7 km close to the same location.
The Japan Meteorological Agency issued a tsunami advisory, which identifies the presence of a marine threat and asks people to leave coastal regions, for the Ariake and Yatsushiro seas.
Local broadcaster NHK said the advisory suggested a possible wave of one meter in height.

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