The 2016 KumamotoEarthquake occurredonApril 142016with following several major earthquakesin the middle areaof Kyushu Island, southwest of Japan.

Earthquakes exceeding JMA Seismic Intensity 6 lower occurred 7 times inthree days since April 14.

Maximum magnitude was 7.3. JSEG has organized an investigation team just after the Kumamoto earthquake

Brief report of the 2016 kumamoto earthquake