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92 killed, 242 missing after quakes jolt Japan


 , Updated 09:33, 05-Jan-2024

The death toll has risen to 92 in the central Japanese prefecture of Ishikawa, with 242 people still missing after a series of earthquakes of up to magnitude 7.6 struck the prefecture and its vicinity, TBS reported on Friday.

A series of strong earthquakes, with a major one of magnitude 7.6, struck at a shallow depth in the Noto region of Ishikawa on Monday. The Japan Meteorological Agency has officially named it the 2024 Noto Peninsula Earthquake.

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