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Battle Against Time’ To Find Quake Survivors As Japan Earthquake-Tsunami Warnings Death Toll Rises To 30

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Destruction unfolded across Japan’s western coast on Monday as rescue teams urgently worked to free residents trapped amidst the wreckage caused by a 7.5 magnitude earthquake and subsequent aftershocks that struck central Japan, claiming a minimum of 30 lives.

The seismic activity rattled the Noto Peninsula in Ishikawa prefecture on Monday afternoon, resulting in the collapse of buildings, the outbreak of fires, and the issuance of tsunami alerts reaching as far as eastern Russia.

While Japan’s Meteorological Agency has lifted all tsunami advisories along certain sections of the country’s western coast on Tuesday, nearly 24 hours after the earthquake hit, access to the northern part of the secluded Noto Peninsula remains severely restricted. The aftermath of the quake has left the region grappling with

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