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At least 32 missing, 120 injured as powerful quake hits Japan's Hokkaido

6 September 2018

A powerful earthquake triggered a landslide that engulfed houses on Japan's Hokkaido early on Thursday .It caused injuring and trapping dozens of people and cutting electric power. Japan's Hokkaido Electric Power Co said it conducted an emergency shutdown of all its fossil fuel-fired power plants after the quake, leading to blackouts across Hokkaido .

At least 32 people were missing and 120 people were injured in Hokkaido after quake. Prime Minister said they were hoping to dispatch a total of 25,000 Self Defence personnel to help with rescue and emergency operations on the island. the Japan Meteorological Agency said that the quake posed no tsunami risk.