A series of huge earthquakes occurred in Kumamoto prefecture, Kyushu region of Japan. The magnitude 6.5 earthquake on 14 April, the magnitude 7.0 earthquake on 16 April and many aftershocks have brought about serious damages in Kumamoto and neighboring prefectures.

Links to Information on the 2016 Kumamoto Earthquake

Prime Ministerfs Office of Japan -On the 2016 Kumamoto Earthquake (Japanese)
-Facebook (Japanese)
-Twitter (Japanese)
Fire Disaster Management Agency -Disaster Information (Japanese)
-Twitter (Japanese)
Japan Meteorological Agency -The 2016 Kumamoto Earthquake Portal
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Geospatial Information Authority of Japan (Japanese)
Japan National Tourism Organization


Kumamoto University Implementation Research and Education System Center for Reducing Disaster Risk (IRESC)
Japan Society of Civil Engineers - Earthquake Engineering Committee
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Japan Academic Network for Disaster Reduction
National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience (Japanese)


NHK -NEWS WEB Kumamoto (Japanese)
The Japan Times
Nikkei Asian Review Kyushu Earthquakes
Nikkei Special (Japanese)
The Japan News by Yomiuri Shimbun Photos from April 16, 2016
Yomiuri Online Kumamoto Earthquake (Japanese)