Magnitude 7 quake hits Japan anew; tsunami warning issued

Magnitude 7 quake hits Japan anew; tsunami warning issued

HIGHLIGHT: At approximately 1:15 am, Saturday in Japan (12:25 Manila time), earthquake magnitude 7.0 struck again, 1 km. southwest of Kumamoto -previously jolted by a magnitude 6.4 quake and dozen aftershocks, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Magnitude 7 quake hits Japan anew; tsunami warning issued

Afterwhich, the Japan Meteorological Agency issued a tsunami warning on Kyushu Island.

Nine people died and 900 injured in Thursday's 6.4 quake. Prior this breaking news, the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is set to visit the earthquake-hit area in Kumamoto prefecture on Saturday,

"I would like to see the site with my own eyes and hear from the victims directly," Abe said after the meeting at Emergency Response Headquarters in Tokyo, Friday night.

Watch: CNN Breaking News

Read also: Magnitude 6.4 Japan quake kills 9

 Photo Courtesy: Japan News

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