Cebu Daily Newscast: Massive earthquake rocks Japan on New Year, triggers tsunami warnings

By: CDN Digital January 01,2024 - 09:21 PM

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Here’s what you need to know on Monday, January 1, 2024.

Massive earthquake rocks Japan on New Year, triggers tsunami warnings

Japan Earthquake New Year

Map of Japan locating the epicentre of a 7.4-magnitude earthquake on January 1 | via AFP

A massive earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.6 hit central Japan on Monday, triggering a tsunami warning and advisories for residents to evacuate and prepare for possible aftershocks.

A tsunami around 1 meter high struck parts of the west coast along the Sea of Japan, with a larger wave expected, public broadcaster NHK reported.

The Japan Meteorological Agency has issued tsunami warnings for the coastal prefectures of Ishikawa, Niigata and Toyama.

New Year’s Day shooting: Man having drinking spree shot dead in Carcar

A 35-year-old man was killed while having a drinking spree to celebrate New Year in Centro, Barangay Perrelos, Carcar City at around 5:00 a.m. on Monday, January 1, 2023.

The victim was identified as Junde Sagarino Laugan, a resident of Sitio Kaawa of the barangay.

Updated foot procession routes for Fiesta Señor 2024 bared

The routes for the foot procession of the 2024 Fiesta Señor has been updated by the Basilica Minore del Santo Niño.

The updated routes were bared by the Basilica in its Facebook page last Dec. 29, 2023.

This comes after previous routes were placed under review because of the objection of Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama.

New Year’s Day accident: SUV slams into center island, 6 people injured in Talisay

An early morning, New Year’s Day road accident injured six persons, including a 12-yer-old boy, after the car they were riding on crashed into a concrete barrier of the center island in Barangay Bulacao, Talisay City.

Witnesses said that they heard a loud bang.

When they went to check on what it was, they found an SUV that fell on its side and with a crushed front.


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