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Japan Earthquake

A powerful earthquake hit wide areas on Japan's northernmost main island of Hokkaido triggering landslides as well as causing the loss of power at nearly all of 3 million households and a nuclear power plant to go on a backup generator.

September 06, 2018

A neighbor walks by a manhole where the ground sank by an earthquake in Kiyota, outskirts of Sapporo city, Hokkaido, northern Japan. A powerful earthquake hit wide areas on Japan's northernmost main island of Hokkaido early Thursday, triggering landslides as well as causing the loss of power.

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Police search missing persons at the site of a landslide triggered by an earthquake in Atsuma town, Hokkaido, northern Japan.

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Police search missing persons around buildings destroyed by a landslide triggered by an earthquake in Atsuma town, Hokkaido, northern Japan.

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Cars sit on a road damaged by an earthquake in Sapporo, Hokkaido, northern Japan.

Hiroki Yamauchi/Kyodo News via AP

Cars are stuck in mud covered road after an earthquake in Sapporo, Hokkaido, northern Japan.

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Police search missing persons at the site of a landslide after an earthquake in Atsuma town, Hokkaido, northern Japan.

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A road is damaged by an earthquake in Sapporo, Hokkaido, northern Japan.

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Residents watch a road damaged by an earthquake in Sapporo, Hokkaido, northern Japan.

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Cars are stuck in mud-covered road after an earthquake in Sapporo, Hokkaido, northern Japan.

Hiroki Yamauchi/Kyodo News via AP

Police search missing persons at the site of a landslide after an earthquake in Atsuma town, Hokkaido, northern Japan.

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Houses are destroyed by a landslide after an earthquake in Atsuma town, Hokkaido, northern Japan.

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This aerial photo shows the site of a landslide after an earthquake in Atsuma town, Hokkaido, northern Japan.

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This aerial photo shows the site of a landslide after an earthquake in Atsuma town, Hokkaido, northern Japan.

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A woman walks past a damaged building in Abira town, near Chitose, Hokkaido, northern Japan following a strong earthquake.

Masanori Takei/Kyodo News via AP

Smoke billows from the facilities of Mitsubishi Steel Muroran Inc. during a fire following an earthquake in Muroran, Hokkaido, northern Japan.

Hokkaido Shimbun/Kyodo News via AP

This aerial photo shows houses destroyed by a landslide after an earthquake in Atsuma town, Hokkaido, northern Japan.

Kyodo News via AP

Police search missing persons at the site of a landslide after an earthquake in Atsuma town, Hokkaido, northern Japan.

Kyodo News via AP

A woman covers her face as she takes shelter on a road following a strong earthquake in Sapporo, northern Japan.

Yu Nakajima/Kyodo News via AP

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