UPDATED 3:16pm — A 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck early Saturday morning in Japan’s Kyushu island, the same region a magnitude-6.2 quake struck yesterday. The death toll now stands at 19 is expected to rise further.
Today’s quake is now considered the main event. Japanese Authorities place the quake at magnitude 7.3, the USGS (who we use internationally) remains with M7.0.
The city has a million people and the epicentre of the quake this morning was just over 1km from downtown.
This morning’s quake in the region of Kyushu is also where Japan’s only working nuclear reactors remain – officials say they are in normal working condition today.
Bridges have collapsed and there have been significant landslides and building collapses.