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6.0 magnitude earthquakes shakes Japan; No Tsunami warning issued

6.0 magnitude earthquakes shakes Japan; No Tsunami warning issued

Tokyo: Rising concerns, a 6.0 magnitude earthquake hit central Japan on Tuesday. Japan's Meteorological Agency informed that the tremors happened off the Sea of Japan coast, affecting the same area which was devastated by massive tremors on New Year's Day, Daily Mail reported.

However, no Tsunami warning has been issued.

The New Year's Day tremor was of 7.5 magnitude, and it has killed 200 people as of Tuesday morning, with more than 100 still unaccounted for. That is when fresh quakes happen, authorities say.

New Year's Day quakes destroyed and flattened buildings, initiated fires and ruined infrastructure on the Noto Peninsula on Japan's main island, Honshu. The unfortunate catastrophe befell when families were celebrating New Year. Even after eight days, rescue forces, including thousands of personnel, were braving poor to clear wreckage, etc., and providing aid to around 3,500 people stuck in isolated settings.

Since New Year, more than 1,200 aftershocks shook Japan.

On Monday, the number of missing people reached 323, with most reported in severe quakes hit Wajima.

In some areas, heavy snow is deterring relief efforts. As of Monday, 30,000 people were in around 400 government refugee camps. Some of them are struggling to cope since they are overcrowded, and supplying food, water, and heating is not enough. Around 60,000 house households lost access to running water, while 15,600 were without electric supply.

Roadways are seriously damaged in torrential rains, and 1,000 incidents of landslides were reported.

Prime Minister Fumio Kishida instructed ministers to increase efforts to aid isolated communities.

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