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Awaji-shima

(äwä`jē-shē`mä), island, 32 mi (52 km) long and from 3 to 17 mi (4.8–27 km) wide, Hyogo prefecture, Japan, in the Inland Sea. Sumoto, on Osaka Bay, is the chief city and port. A relatively flat, fertile island, it produces flowers, dairy products, vegetables, and fruit. Its fishing industry, which has declined due to overfishing, is made up primarily of freshwater fish cultivation. It was to Awaji-shima that the Empress Shotoku banished (764) the Emperor Junnin. Awaji-shima was the epicenter of the 1995 Kobe earthquake.
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The game-changing Welsh bridge paved the way for the likes of the 1,991-metre Akashi Kaikyo Bridge, which links the Japanese city of Kobe with Awaji Island.
The Onaruto Bridge connects Shikoku Island with Awaji Island and then via the Akaishi Kaikyo Ohashi Bridge to the main island of Honshu.
According to the company, the facility is the group's second solar power plant in Awaji Island.
The city of Sumoto is located on Awaji island, in the Hyogo prefecture.
Twenty-four people were injured and around 1,930 houses were damaged by the 5:33 am (2033 GMT Friday) quake on Saturday, which was centered on Awaji Island at a depth of 15 kilometers, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.
The quake struck at 5:33 am (2033 GMT on Friday) near Awaji island in the Seto Inland Sea southwest of the city of Kobe, the agency said, also revising the depth of the focus at 15 kilometres (9.
The earthquake struck near Awaji island in the Seto Inland Sea southwest of the city of Kobe at 5:33am on Saturday 13 April (2033 GMT on Friday), said the country's meteorological office, destroying houses and injuring 24 people.
The quake struck at 5:33 am (2033 GMT on Friday) near Awaji island in the Seto Inland Sea southwest of the city of Kobe at a relatively shallow depth of 10 kilometres (six miles), the agency said.
The Akashi-Kaikyo connects Japan's main island of Honshu to Awaji Island, which, as home to 157,000 people, is definitely somewhere.
In Shiga and Kochi prefectures, some houses have been flooded below or above the floor level, while overflowing seawater has blocked roads on Awaji Island in Hyogo Prefecture, local authorities said.
Completed in 1998, the bridge links the city of Kobe on the mainland of Honshu to Iwaya on Awaji Island by crossing the busy Akashi Strait.
I have to think seriously about the risk," said Shigefumi Tanimoto, a rancher for more than 20 years on Awaji Island, just south of Kobe.