Baby Pulled From Japan Quake Rubble As Aftershocks Hinder Rescues

Baby Pulled From Japan Quake Rubble As Aftershocks Hinder Rescues

If you don’t believe in miracles, you will after reading this.

An 8 month-old baby was removed from the rubble after an earthquake caused massive damage in Japan. In addition to being alive, the baby was also reported as being “unharmed.”

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From CBS News:

On Friday, an 8-month-old baby was pulled from the rubble of Japan’s devastating earthquake. Rescuers cradled the infant who was apparently unharmed.

The 6.5 magnitude quake Thursday hit just before 9:30 p.m. and killed at least nine people and injured more than 850 others. The epicenter is the island of Kyushu, about 550 miles southwest of Tokyo.

You can see the panic on the faces of workers at a TV station in Kumamoto, the moment the earthquake struck, reports CBS News’ Lucy Craft. The violent shaking sent them stumbling across their newsroom as they searched for protection from the falling debris.

There have been more than 100 aftershocks, some almost as strong as the initial quake. Those tremors are slowing down rescue efforts. While teams were able to save the baby from a collapsed home, it took six hours to reach the baby, who has reportedly reunited with her parents. It is unclear how many more people could still be trapped under debris.

Meanwhile, hundreds have been forced from homes that are either destroyed or too unstable to stay in. As many as 44,000 people were seeking shelter.

The earthquake sparked fires in Kumamoto, a city of about 700,000 people.

Nine miles east, several people were killed in Mashiki, which appears to be the hardest hit area. Several homes there have been leveled.

Please pray for Japan and those who may still be trapped under the rubble.

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