7.1 quake strikes Japan

BBC: The 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck near Kumamoto, Japan at 15:25 GMT on Friday, a day after a tremor that killed nine people.

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There are fears that a number of people may be trapped in collapsed buildings after the new earthquake, in the Kyushu region of south-western Japan, says the BBC’s Rupert Wingfield-Hayes in Tokyo.

It is difficult to tell which of the buildings were damaged in which earthquake, our correspondent says, adding that a wider area has been hit.

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