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Rescuers race against landslides to reach Japan quake victims
Rescuers used shovels to dig through mountains of soil Sunday as they raced against the threat of more landslides to reach people still trapped by two big earthquakes in Japan.
 
People trapped under buildings that collapsed in Japan's double earthquakes used social media to chat to friends and keep their spirits up while they awaited rescue, reports said Sunday.
 
Japan quake toll hits 41, scores trapped
Scores of people were feared buried alive Saturday after two powerful quakes hit southern Japan a day apart, killing at least 41 people, as a forecast storm threatened more devastating landslides.
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Twin quakes kills at least 16 in south Japan; many trapped
Two powerful earthquakes a day apart shook southwestern Japan, killing at least 16 people, trapping many others beneath flattened homes and sending thousands of residents to seek refuge in gymnasiums and hotel lobbies.
 
Strong quake hits southern Japan, tsunami advisory
A powerful earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.1 has struck southern Japan, barely 24 hours after a deadly quake hit the same region.
 
Twin quakes kills at least 29 in south Japan; many trapped
Two powerful earthquakes a day apart shook southwestern Japan, killing at least 29 people, injuring 1,500, trapping many beneath flattened homes and sending thousands to seek shelter in gymnasiums and hotel lobbies.
 
Rescuers continue to search for survivors after S. Japan quake
Shaken residents of a southern Japanese island rocked by a powerful earthquake that left at least nine dead lined up for water in rubble-strewn streets Friday, with many facing a second night of uncertainty away from their ruined homes.
 
Strong earthquake hurts 45 in southern Japan
A powerful earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.4 knocked over houses in southern Japan on Thursday evening, and police said people may be trapped underneath.
 
Strong quake kills 9, injures more than 760 in Japan
At least nine people were killed and 761 injured by a magnitude-6.5 earthquake Thursday night that knocked down houses and buckled roads in southern Japan, the government's chief spokesman said.
 
Powerful earthquake hits south Japan; no reports of damage
TOKYO-A powerful earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.4 struck southern Japan on Thursday, but there was no danger of a tsunami or any immediate reports of casualties or damage.
 
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