The Kumamoto earthquake (Mj 7.3) on April 16, 2016, and the associated aftershocks,triggered numerous landslides in and around Kumomoto Prefecture in Kyushu island, southwestern Japan. The number of deaths is 49, of which at least 10 are related to landslides. The largest landslide occurred in Minami-Aso causing collapse of the Aso Ohashi bridge into the Kurokawa river and completely covering a highway at the bottom. Other landslides caused houses to be swamped by mud and significant damage to infrastructure.

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