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    Over 865 Aftershocks Recorded in South-West Japan After Initial Earthquake

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    About 865 aftershocks have been registered in the Japanese Kyushu island after recent massive earthquake, the Japan Meteorological Agency said Sunday in a statement.

    TOKYO (Sputnik) — At least 865 aftershocks have been registered in the prefectures of Kumamoto and Oita on the southwestern Japanese island of Kyushu after last week’s massive earthquake that hit the region, the Japan Meteorological Agency said Sunday in a statement.

    A deadly 6.5-magnitude earthquake hit the Kumamoto region on April 14 and a magnitude-7.3 quake struck the southern island of Kyushu on April 16.

    "Experiencing earthquakes since the earthquake on [April] 14 at 21:26, by [April] 24 at 15:00 we observed the seismic intensity more than 865 times," the statement reads.

    The multiple earthquakes have claimed the lives of 48 people and injured over 2,000, with two persons still remaining missing.


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