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6.4 magnitude earth quake hits Japan, buildings collapsed

Another strong earth quake hit Japan on Thursday, 14 April 2016, bringing down some building and injuring dozens of people, local media reported.

Japan public broadcaster NHK announced the 6.4 magnitude was registered. There was no tsunami alert, but Japan several buildings collapsed.

Around 16,000 households in the area were without electricity and around 38,000 homes had no gas supplies in Kumamoto, Japanese media reported.

AT around 1503 GMT, another tremor struck the region, according to the USGS. It was initially measured at magnitude 6.4 before being revised down to 5.9. There were no irregularities found at the three nuclear plants of the southernmost island of Kyushu and nearby Shikoku. Some high-speed trains were halted as a safety precaution.

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