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Earthquake hits Hokkaido

2018-09-06 01:09
A powerful 6.7 earthquake rocked the Japanese island of Hokkaido early September 6 morning, creating cracks in the street and knocking down bottles and goods in a Sapporo grocery store. The quake, which struck at 3:08 a.m. (1808 GMT on September 5) posed no tsunami risk, the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) said. The U.S. Geological Survey said it struck some 68 km (42 miles) southeast of Sapporo, Hokkaido's main city. The earthquake caused a landslide in the rural town of Atsumi that engulfed houses, injuring and trapping a number of people and cutting power in several areas, local media reported.