Quake strikes northern Japan, triggering landslides

With the quake, landslides were triggered and many of the buildings too collapsed killing at least two people with several dozen missing.

The island nation of Japan was yet another struck by a powerful 6.6-magnitude quake.

The quake struck in the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido on Thursday.

With the quake, landslides were triggered and many of the buildings too collapsed killing at least two people with several dozen missing.

Local media sources said that Japan sustained this quake after being hit by the edge of a powerful typhoon that surged through Japan earlier this week.

Around three million homes lost power after the quake damaged a major thermal plant supplying the region.

Local media said the dead included an 82-year-old man who fell down the stairs at his home during the quake and that around 130 people had sustained minor injuries.

Japan is still recovering from the worst typhoon to hit the country in 25 years.

The earthquake also caused travel disruption as all flights were cancelled from Sapporo’s main Chitose airport and bullet train services halted.

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