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No Filipino casualties so far in twin Japan quakes—DFA

/ 01:36 PM April 16, 2016
Vehicles sit at a parking lot damaged by an earthquake at Minamiaso in Kumamoto prefecture, southern Japan Saturday, April 16, 2016. A powerful earthquake struck southern Japan early Saturday, barely 24 hours after a smaller quake hit the same region. Muneyuki Tomari/Kyodo News via AP

Vehicles sit at a parking lot damaged by an earthquake at Minamiaso in Kumamoto prefecture, southern Japan Saturday, April 16, 2016. A powerful earthquake struck southern Japan early Saturday, barely 24 hours after a smaller quake hit the same region. Muneyuki Tomari/Kyodo News via AP

No Filipino casualties in Japan were reported so far following the twin earthquakes that killed at least 29 people in the country, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Saturday.

“According to our consulate general in Osaka, there are so far no reports of Filipino casualties in the Japan quake. There are around 220,000 Filipinos in Japan,” DFA spokesperson Charles Jose said in a text message to INQUIRER.net.

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A powerful earthquake hit southern Japan on Saturday morning, barely 24 hours after a smaller quake struck the same region.

Japanese media also reported the eruption of Mount Aso, the largest active volcano in Japan, following the twin quakes in the area. CDG

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