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Tremors continue in Kumamoto, Oita prefectures News NHK WORLD English

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Tremors continue in Kumamoto, Oita prefectures Seismic activity continues in Kumamoto and Oita prefectures, southwestern Japan. More than 1,000 quakes, including minor ones, have been recorded since the first powerful tremor on April 14th. On April 14th, a magnitude 6.5 quake registered an intensity of 7 on the Japanese scale of zero to 7 in Mashiki town, Kumamoto Prefecture. Two days later, a magnitude 7.3 quake occurred, also registering the highest intensity in Mashiki and neighboring Nishihara village. The areas have been hit by 1,035 quakes with intensities of one or more by 6 AM on Friday. A series of quakes with an intensity of 3 hit the cities of Yatsushiro and Uki at around 4:30 AM on Friday. The number of tremors per day topped 100 in the 3 days from April 15th, falling to dozens per day after April 17th. Quakes with the highest intensity of 7 and those with an intensity of 6 plus occurred twice each. There were 3 tremors with an intensity of 6 minus. Meteorological Agency officials say seismic activity continues though the number of quakes is in gradual decline. They are calling on people to be on the alert for more jolts with intensities of up to 6 minus. They also warn that the quakes and rain have already loosened the ground, and are urging people to be on the alert against landslides and other dangers.