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Stronger Japan Earthquake Triggers Landslides and Collapses Homes

A powerful 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck southern Japan early Saturday, barely 24 hours after a smaller quake hit the same region.

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Image: Police officers investigate a house collapsed by an earthquake

Police officers investigate a house collapsed by an earthquake in Mashiki, Kumamoto prefecture, southern Japan on April 16, 2016.

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Image: Rescue workers take care of an elderly woman

Rescue workers take care of an elderly woman suffering from shock after a 7.3 magnitude earthquake at the evacuation center at the Mashiki Town Gymnasium on April 16, 2016 in Mashiki, Kumamoto, Japan.

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Image: An evacuee cries as she talks on a mobile phone at a park in Kumamoto

An evacuee cries as she talks on a mobile phone at a park in Kumamoto, southern Japan early on April 16, 2016 after an earthquake.

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Image: Evacuated residents gather at Shirakawa park after an earthquake in Kumamoto, southern Japan

Evacuated residents gather at Shirakawa park after an earthquake in Kumamoto, southern Japan, on April 16, 2016.

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Image: Rescue workers save a person from a collapsed building in Kuammoto

Rescue workers save a person from a collapsed building in Kuammoto on April 16, 2016.

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Image: A severely damaged dentist office leans to one side following an earthquake

A severely damaged dentist office leans to one side following an earthquake early on April 16, 2016, in Kumamoto, southern Japan.

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Image: Evacuees use newspapers to warm themselves at Prefectural University of Kumamoto after an earthquake in Kumamoto, southern Japan

Evacuees use newspapers to warm themselves at Prefectural University of Kumamoto after an earthquake in Kumamoto, Japan, on April 16, 2016.

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Image: A couple heads to their home past a collapsed house

A couple heads to their home past a collapsed house in Mashiki, Kumamoto prefecture on April 16, 2016.

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Image: A woman is carried out after being rescued from a house collapsed by an earthquake

A woman is carried out after being rescued from a house collapsed by the earthquake in Mashiki, Kumamoto prefecture, Japan on April 16, 2016.

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Image: A residents stands in front of a damaged house in Mashiki

A residents stands in front of a damaged house in Mashiki, Kumamoto prefecture, Japan on April 16, 2016.

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Image: A landslide is seen after the earthquake in Minamiaso

A landslide is seen after the earthquake in Minamiaso, Kumamoto prefecture, Japan on April 16, 2016.

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Image: Rescue workers try to save people from a collapsed house

Rescue workers try to save people from a collapsed house in Mimami-Aso, Kuammoto prefecture, on April 16, 2016.

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Image: Trees block a national highway in Hita

Trees block a national highway in Hita, Oita prefecture, Japan on April 16, 2016 after an earthquake.

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Image: Aso Bridge is seen collapsed after an earthquake

Aso Bridge is seen collapsed after an earthquake in Minamiaso, Kumamoto prefecture, Japan on April 16, 2016.

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Image: Houses are seen destroyed after an earthquake in Mashiki

Houses are seen destroyed after an earthquake in Mashiki, Kumamoto prefecture, Japan on April 16, 2016.

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Image: Local residents look at cracks caused by an earthquake on a road in Mashiki town

Local residents look at cracks caused by an earthquake on a road in Mashiki town, Kumamoto prefecture, Japan, on April 16, 2016.

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Image: Houses are buried in landslide caused by an earthquake

Houses are buried in landslide caused by an earthquake in Minamiaso, Kumamoto prefecture, Japan on April 16, 2016.

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Image: A big rock covers a road following the earthquake

A big rock covers a road following the earthquake in Kikuchi city, Kumamoto prefecture, Japan on April 16, 2016.

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Image: Vehicles sit in a parking lot damaged by an earthquake

Vehicles sit in a parking lot damaged by an earthquake at Minamiaso in Kumamoto prefecture, Japan on April 16, 2016.

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Image: A city government building is damaged in the earthquake

A city government building is damaged in the earthquake in Uto, Kumamoto prefecture, southern Japan, on April 16, 2016.

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Image: A landslide caused by the earthquake destroys a road in Minamiaso

A landslide caused by the earthquake destroys a road in Minamiaso, Kumamoto prefecture, Japan on April 16, 2016.

Gallery: Japanese Pick Up Pieces After Deadly Earthquake

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