11,400 in shelters after 7.6 quake in Japan

The Japan Times March 1, 2024, 05:00 AM UTC

Summary: Around 11,400 people remain in evacuation shelters in Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan, following a 7.6 magnitude earthquake on New Year's Day. The disaster resulted in 241 deaths and 75,000 damaged homes. 18,880 homes still lack running water, and 790 suffer power outages. 29,200 volunteers registered, but only 5,426 worked due to limited working hours and travel. The government is constructing 3,522 temporary homes, with 302 to be completed by February's end.

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