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The 2016 Kumamoto Earthquake

Updated on 2017/04/14 15:00 (Published on 2016/04/22)

At 21:26 on April 14, 2016, a magnitude 6.5 earthquake (measuring the maximum shindo 7 on the Japanese intensity scale) occurred in the area of Kumamoto City located above the epicenter. It was followed on April 16th at 1:25 by a larger earthquake of magnitude 7.3 (shindo 6+) and strong aftershocks causing severe damage. Currently, several research teams of IRIDeS are analyzing and investigating the causes and the aftermath of this major disaster. 
This page will be updated from time to time with relevant information. 
The Japanese version of this page is here. (日本語のページはこちら

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