September 6, 2018 10:52 IST

Japan: 6.7 magnitude earthquake jolts Hokkaido island

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A car is stuck on a road damaged by an earthquake in Sapporo A 6.7 magnitude earthquake hit Japan's northern island of Hokkaido in the wee hours of Thursday, Japan's Meteorological Agency confirmed. While indicating towards minor changes in the sea-level in Japan's coastal areas, the agency ruled out the possibility of a Tsunami or any other damage as a result of the earthquake, the Japan Times reported. The earthquake hit Hokkaido at 3:08 AM. Credit: (Photo by JIJI PRESS/AFP/Getty Images)
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Residents look at the damage caused by an earthquake The quake, which originated at a depth of 40 kilometers below southern Hokkaido, was recorded between 6 and 7 on the Japanese seismic intensity scale in the town of Abira and in the lower 6 in Chitose city. Both cities are southeast of Sapporo, the capital of Hokkaido. Several incidents of house collapses and landslides have also been reported from various parts of the island. Credit: (Photo by JIJI PRESS/AFP/Getty Images)
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A car is seen stuck on a road damaged by an earthquake A car is seen stuck on a road damaged by an earthquake in Sapporo, Hokkaido prefecture on September 6, 2018. - A powerful 6.6-magnitude quake rocked the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido on September 6, triggering landslides, collapsing buildings, and killing at least two people with several dozen missing. Credit: (Photo by JIJI PRESS/AFP/Getty Images)
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Damage to a road by an earthquake Damage to a road by an earthquake is seen in Atsuma town, Hokkaido prefecture on September 6, 2018. - A powerful 6.6-magnitude quake rocked the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido on September 6, triggering landslides, collapsing houses, and killing at least one person with around 20 missing. Credit: (Photo by JIJI PRESS/AFP/Getty Images)
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A house is damaged by landslides caused by an earthquake A house is damaged by landslides caused by an earthquake in Atsuma town, Hokkaido prefecture on September 6, 2018. - A powerful 6.6-magnitude quake rocked the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido on September 6, triggering landslides, collapsing houses, and killing at least one person with around 20 missing. Credit: (Photo by JIJI PRESS/AFP/Getty Images)