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Kumamoto One Year Later: America and Japan Unite for An Unique Region's Recovery

Kumamoto One Year Later: America and Japan Unite for An Unique Region's Recovery

A year ago, it was the Japanese island of Kyushu's turn to feel the wrath of the hot heart of the Earth, as a series of quakes devastated Kumamoto and Oita Prefectures in Southern Japan. The main shock of the "earthquake swarm" was 7.0 magnitude, there were 44 fatalities and 3,000 injuries. 180,000 people were displaced. A large foreshock and 140 aftershocks were recorded.