The number of victims of a massive earthquake of magnitude 6.0 which occurred on Saturday in southern Japan has increased to 16.
All the victims were in the prefectures of Hyogo and Osaka. The epicenter of the earthquake was located in the Awaji Island in the Inland Sea of Japan, and the focus lies at a depth of 10 km. Many of the wounded are elderly people who were injured after heavy objects fell on them. Significant damage in the area of the disaster is not reported. The footage broadcast by Japanese TV shows damage to the roofs of some houses, but no collapsed building. Chief Cabinet Secretary of Japan Esihide Suga stressed that the nuclear power plants in the area were not affected. When the government set up a special crisis headquarters, which continues to collect data after the disaster. Seismologists have warned of high risk of new aftershocks in Awaji for up to a week.
Source: Voice of Russia.