Japan earthquake kills nine; more aftershocks expected
At least nine people died when an earthquake struck Japan late Thursday, the Kumamoto Prefecture disaster management office said.
Search crews scrambled to dig through rubble in southern Japan, looking for people trapped under collapsed buildings.
The magnitude-6.2 quake struck near Ueki, the U.S. Geological Survey said. Dozens of smaller aftershocks followed. Read More
Strong quake in Japan kills at least nine, nuclear plants safe
Kumamoto Prefecture is a densely populated area on Kyushu, the southernmost island of Japan.