Key facts about the two deadly earthquakes that struck the same area in southern Japan on successive nights:
Peggy Hellweg, operations manager of UC Berkeley Seismology Laboratory talked to CCTV about the earthquake.
Peggy Hellweg on Japan EarthquakePeggy Hellweg, operations manager of UC Berkeley Seismology Laboratory talked to CCTV about the earthquake.
FIRST QUAKE: A magnitude-6.5 earthquake struck at 9:26 p.m. Thursday at a depth of 11 kilometers (7 miles).
SECOND QUAKE: A magnitude-7.3 earthquake struck at 1:25 a.m. Saturday at a depth of 12 kilometers.
WHERE: Both quakes were centered near Kumamoto, a city of 740,000 people on Kyushu, the southernmost of Japan’s four main islands.
DEATHS AND INJURIES: 41 people are reported dead in the two quakes, and about 1,500 injured, at least 184 seriously.
HARDEST-HIT AREAS: Town of Mashiki, which borders the eastern edge of Kumamoto city, and Minamiaso, a rural village farther east near Mount Aso volcano.
DAMAGE: At least 1,000 buildings have been damaged, including 90 totally destroyed. Many roads have buckled and cracked, and huge landslides have blocked roads and left buildings hanging precariously.
UTILITIES: About 200,000 households have no power, and 400,000 have no running water.
EVACUEES: About 90,000 people have evacuated to shelters and elsewhere.
RAIN: Rain is forecast for overnight Saturday, raising fears of more landslides.
Story by the Associated Press.