Japan quake toll rises to 62 as weather hampers rescuers

January 03, 2024

The 7.5-magnitude quake on January 1 that rattled Ishikawa prefecture on the main island of Honshu triggered tsunami waves more than a metre high, sparked a major fire and tore apart roads. The regional government announced Wednesday that 62 people had been confirmed dead and more than 300 injured, 20 of them seriously. The toll was expected to climb as rescuers battle aftershocks and poor weather to comb through rubble. "I've been scared because we don't know when the next quake will hit," she said. The country is haunted by a massive 9.0-magnitude undersea quake off northeastern Japan in 2011, which triggered a tsunami that left around 18,500 people dead or missing.

The source of this news is from Tuoi Tre News

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