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Magnitude 6.6 quake in western Japan leaves at least 9 injured

Magnitude 6.6 quake in western Japan leaves at least 9 injured
18 Apr 2024 09:37

OSAKA, JAPAN (WAM)

At least nine people were injured late Wednesday after a magnitude of 6.6 earthquake struck a wide area of western Japan, reported Kyodo News.

The quake at 11:14 pm registered a lower six on the Japanese seismic intensity scale of 7 in Ainan, Ehime Prefecture, and Sukumo, Kochi Prefecture, both on Shikoku Island, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency.

According to prefectural governments and local fire departments, six people in Ehime Prefecture and one person in Kochi Prefecture sustained minor injuries. At the same time, two were hurt in Oita Prefecture in the Kyushu region, southwestern Japan.

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