Japan earthquake

Updated: 9/8/2018 3:28:09 AM
The death toll from a powerful quake that triggered landslides in northern Japan rose to 35 Saturday, as tens of thousands of rescue workers raked through the mud for survivors.
Rescue workers are using heavy equipment to dig through the debris from a landslide that buried houses and people in the small town of Atsuma on Japan's northern island prefecture of Hokkaido.
Source: DORRIS

Published Thursday, September 6, 2018

At least 4 people were killed and more than 30 others are still missing and feared dead after a powerful M6.7 earthquake hit Hokkaido, Japan at 18:07 UTC on September 5. JMA says the earthquake measured 7 on the Japanese seismic intensity scale, the strongest possible level. Dozens of aftershocks were recorded.

The quake triggered over 800 landslides, caused widespread damage and left the entire Hokkaido Prefecture without power after the Tomato Atsuma thermal power plant in the city of Sunagawa stopped working. The massive power outage affected 2.95 million customers.

A large number of homes were wiped out in Atsuma, near the epicenter, leaving more than 30 people missing. Rescue workers are frantically searching for people buried in the rubble, NHK reports.

The extent of the damage is still being assessed but throughout the prefecture, buildings are tilted and roads are cracked and buckled.
Source: DORRIS

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Japan earthquake Facts

Power: 6.7
Affected Area: 80 km.
Alert Level: Orange
Category: Geo
Response: Shelter
Severity: Extreme
Urgency: Immediate
Certainty: Observed

Killed: 39
Injured: 641
Missing: 40
Evacuated: 2455

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