Earthquake in Japan

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Rescuers continued to search for survivors of a powerful earthquake on Japan’s island of Hokkaido.

The magnitude 6.7 earthquake struck on Thursday. 16 people are confirmed dead, and dozens are still missing with many feared buried under rubble.

Some 1.6 million residents across Hokkaido remain without power.

The village of Atsuma was among the hardest hit, where roads and houses collapsed after huge landslides.

Authorities said it could take at least one week to restore power lines to the sparsely populated countryside.

Officials are warning people to remain cautious and be prepared for aftershocks.

The earthquake is the second disaster to hit Japan within a week.

Jebi, the strongest typhoon to hit the country in 25 years, killed at least 10 people and caused widespread damage and disruption.

Japan is one of the world’s most seismically active nations and accounts for around 20% of quakes worldwide of magnitude 6.0 or more.

17 Responses

  1. I hope everybody is safe there I’m glad NZ doesn’t have large earthquakes and flood and yeah….

  2. I’m not sure why people are saying it’s cool when it’s a tragedy, peoples lives were lost, building down to the ground..

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