Officials quickly stated that the earthquake would not cause a tsunami, which occurred in northeast Honshu in 2011. That earthquake registered a magnitude of 9 and claimed nearly 16,000 lives.
More recently, Japan has been recovering from two April earthquakes near Kumamoto on Khyushu island in southwest Japan, which caused at least 49 deaths and 3,000 injuries.
The most severe earthquake there registered a 7 magnitude.
Major landslide near Kumamoto left roads and communities destroyed. Survivors have ongoing needs for disaster assistance.
Pray for the earthquake recovery efforts in Japanese as families seek help.
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