Second Quake Hits Japan
A second powerful earthquake struck southern Japan early Saturday.
The quake caused the Japan Meteorological Agency to give and then cancel a tsunami warning for the area.
The magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck near the city of Kumamoto on the island of Kyushu. Magnitude is a measure of the energy released during an earthquake.
Rescue workers have been searching wreckage from an earlier 6.5 magnitude earthquake that hit the same area Thursday.
More than 100 aftershocks have been felt since then.
An eight-month-old baby girl was trapped in a house damaged by the earlier quake. Nearly 50 rescuers were involved in the effort to pull the child from the rubble early Friday.
About 1,600 soldiers have joined nearly 2,000 police officers and 1,300 firefighters in the recovery effort.
Japanese government spokesman Yoshihide Suga said Friday that the quake killed at least nine people and injured more than 800 others.
The quakes have destroyed houses and damaged roads. Damage was severe in the town of Mashiki. Eight of the dead lived in the town, which is about 1,300 kilometers southwest of Tokyo.
Japanese officials said no damage was reported at nearby nuclear power centers.
Television reports of the first earthquake showed fires and interviews with Mashiki residents.
"The whole house shook violently sideways," Takahiko Morita, a Mashiki resident, said to one broadcaster. "Furniture and bookshelves fell down. Books were all over the floor."
Aftershocks have slowed the recovery efforts. Water service was stopped in some areas, forcing some people to bring water from offices to their homes.
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1.tsunami warning 海啸预警
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center canceled a tsunami alert issued earlier for the region.
2.Rescue worker 搜救人员
Rescue workers rushed to the site of the plane crash.
3.since then 从那以后
His good performance in school does great credit to his mother.
4.be trapped in 被困于
I have a horror of being trapped in a broken lift.
1.Nearly 50 rescuers were involved in the effort to pull the child from the rubble early Friday.
involved in 涉及；卷入
In addition to my studies, I got involved in lots of extracurricular activities.
He is involved in gambling and prostitution rackets.
2.Furniture and bookshelves fell down. Books were all over the floor.
fell down 倒下；摔倒
She fell down on the way to work.
The old lady fell down in adoration before Buddhist images.
此次震级为7.0的地震发生在日本九州岛熊本市附近 。震级是指地震时其所释放能量的多少 。
一名8个月大的女婴因地震被困屋内 。周五早上，约50名救援人员合力从废墟中救出这名婴儿 。
周五，日本政府发言人Yoshihide Suga表示，这次地震造成至少9人遇难，800多人受伤 。
地震导致房屋倒塌和道路断裂 。益城町受灾情况尤为严重，遇难者中有8名来自该地区 。该市位于东京西南部约1300公里处 。
益城町居民森田隆彦（Takahiko Morita）表示，“整栋房子剧烈晃动，家具和书架倒了一地，地板上到处都是书 。”
余震已经阻碍了灾后恢复工作 。一些地区的供水被迫停止，有的人不得不从办公室带水回家 。