Honda, the Japanese automaker suspends the operations at their Kumamoto factory. The decision was made after two strong earthquakes hit Japan last week.

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The earthquake on Saturday measured a magnitude of 7.3 struck when it struck at 01:25 (15:25 GMT on Friday) close to Kumamoto, which had already been hit by a 6.4 magnitude quake on Thursday night. Both quakes originated close to the surface, which resulted in significant damage buildings, road, tunnels and bridges, and triggered several landslides.

Honda said in a statement,
"Subsequent production plans will be determined according to facility restorations and component supply.
Honda said that it wishes the Kyushu residents the soonest recovery, and will put all our efforts into it. The company also expressed its deepest sympathy and condolences to the victims of the 2016 Kumamoto Earthquake.

Honda have informed their dealers about the production halt, and also the possibility that it lasts longer if the factory needs repairs, or if Honda's suppliers can't deliver their products due to the aftermath of the earthquakes.

Hondas Kumamoto factory is the birthplace of some of the most important models in Honda's line-up, including the CBR1000RR Fireblade, GL1800 Goldwing, VFR1200G, NC750X and CRF250X.

News Source: Japanese earthquake closes Honda factory | MCN