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  • Ahmed Saleh

323 individuals remain missing in Ishikawa, Japan, after recent earthquakes

Tokyo, January 8, 2024, The number of individuals currently unaccounted for in the central Japanese prefecture of Ishikawa has reached 323 as of 9:00 am local time, one week after a series of earthquakes, with the strongest reaching a magnitude of 7.6, struck the prefecture and its vicinity. The death toll has climbed to 168, as reported by national broadcaster NHK.

The main temblor, officially named the 2024 Noto Peninsula Earthquake, is categorized as a reverse fault earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.6, according to a government panel. Recovery efforts in the affected areas are being impeded by intermittent aftershocks. The situation remains a concern as authorities work to locate and assist those affected by the seismic events.

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