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Southwest Japan hit by another powerful quake

Kumamoto residents brace for aftershocks following a tremor Thursday that killed 9 people.

TOKYO -- A magnitude-7.1 earthquake rocked southwestern Japan's Kumamoto Prefecture early Saturday morning after a Thursday quake left nine dead.

     The earthquake occurred around 1:25 a.m. at a depth of 10km, registering an upper 6 on the Japanese seismic scale. Tsunami advisories were issued for surrounding areas, but have since been lifted.

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