a 6.2 magnitude earthquake occurred north of Kumamoto
on the island of Kyushu in southwest Japan.
The strong quake toppled buildings
and leaving several dead people
and hundreds more injured.
The death toll could rise
with several reported aftershocks
as search and rescue operations
are still being conducted by authorities.
The earthquake was
7.0 KM (4.3 mi) SW Of Ueki, Japan
9.0 KM (5.6 mi) SE Of Tamana, Japan
12.0 KM (7.5 mi) WNW Of Kumamoto-shi, Japan
18.0 KM (11.2 mi) N Of Uto, Japan
620.0 KM (385.3 mi) SSE Of Seoul, South Korea
according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS.GOV).