40 people are missing

A deadly earthquake has hit Hokkaido, Japan, days after Typhoon Jebi.

According to the BBC, Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido has been hit by a 6.7 magnitude earthquake.

Eight people were killed, 150 injured and 40 are still missing. Three million homes lost power and landslides have engulfed houses.

“The electric supply was stopped to Tomari nuclear plant, but it can operate without external electric supply for one week,” Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said.

In the early morning of 5 September, powerful earthquake hit 39 miles south east of Sapporo. The earthquake hit in the wake of Typhoon Jebi, which killed 11 and injured 300 on 4 September.

No tsunami warning has been issued by Japan’s meteorological agency.

“Large quakes often occur, especially within two to three days [of a big one],” Toshiyuki Matsumori of the meteorological agency said.

“We urge residents to pay full attention to seismic activity and rainfall and not to go into dangerous areas.”

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