In the aftermath of the devastating earthquake in 2011, Japanese people have got used to a huge sea wall built to protect them in case of another giant tsunami hitting their shores.
Authorities say it was the strongest tremor to hit the country in a century. The worst scenes of destruction were witnessed in the southern states of Oaxaca and Chiapas.
Japan has developed a swimming robot that began an underwater probe inside one of Fukushima's tsunami-destroyed nuclear reactors to look for traces of melted fuel.
No damages or casualties have been reported because the epicentre of the earthquake was far away from the mainland.
The earthquake struck at a shallow depth just off the Philippines island of Mindanao, prompting warnings of hazardous tsunami waves for Philippines and Indonesia.
No injuries or casualties were reported after the 6.9 magnitude quake struck near Fukushima.
Another earthquake with a magnitude of 6.2 rattled New Zealand's South Island hours after a more powerful quake killed at least two people earlier.
A report released by the UN show earthquakes and the tsunamis they trigger were the biggest killers over the past two decades.
The powerful 7.1 magnitude earthquake on the east coast of New Zealand generates a small tsunami but no significant damage or injuries reported.
Disaster prevention and mitigation have not kept pace with technology as is evident in the devastation left behind by the recent temblor in Italy. TRT World looks at capacity gaps in prediction tools, early warning systems and infrastructure.
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