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Deadly earthquake jolts southern Japan

Photos Logo Photos | Slide 1 of 40: Policemen search for survivors at a landslide site after earthquakes in Minami-Aso, Kumamoto prefecture

The southern Kyushu region of Japan was hit by two earthquakes on April 14 and 16, 2016. The second quake measured 7.3 on the Richter scale and was followed by several massive landslides. The combined death toll has reached 41, according to Kumamoto Prefecture's disaster management office. More than 2,000 people have reportedly been injured and 11 people are still missing, feared to be buried under shattered buildings or torrents of mud. Rescue operations are underway. Around 180,000 people are living in temporary shelters and more than 62,000 homes still remain without basic amenities like electricity and water. (Pictured): Policemen search for survivors on April 17 at a landslide site after earthquakes in Minami-Aso, Kumamoto prefecture.

© KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Agence France Presse
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