The last couple of days have seen a flurry of seismic activity on Japan’s southern island of Kyushu. Yesterday nine people were killed, hundreds injured and many displaced by a 6.5 quake epicentered near the city of Kumamoto.
This morning a 7.1 magnitude quake struck at almost the same location, prompting many locals to ping the Outpost with questions about possible tsunami warnings. Their fears are not unfounded — the last major tsunami to hit our shores, five years ago, was spawned by a Japanese quake.
Not this time, though. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center is reporting no current watches, warnings or advisories for the Pacific Coast or Hawaii.
Aftershocks continue to shake Kyushu. Stay strong, Japan.