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Two People Killed, All Power Plants Shut Down in Japan’s Hokkaido After Quake

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Kamishirataki station in Hokkaido

Kamishirataki station in Hokkaido, Japan. Photo: 221.20.


TOKYO (Sputnik) – Two people died because of the earthquake in Hokkaido, Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said on Tuesday.

A magnitude 6.7 earthquake was registered at 18:08 GMT Wednesday some 67 kilometers (42 miles) from the city of Sapporo on Hokkaido Island. The quake’s epicenter was at a depth of 37 kilometers.

“Two people were killed in the earthquake in Hokkaido,” Suga told a news conference in Tokyo.

In addition, 125 people are injured and 39 are missing.

Full story: sputniknews.com

Sputnik International


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