All households in Hokkaido lost electricity immediately after the earthquake

Source: Twitter on Sept. 6, 2018

Magnitde 6.7 earthquake hit Hokkaido on Sept. 06, 2018 at 3:08 am in local time.

Near 3 million households, all customer of Hokkaido Power, lost electricity immediately after the earthquake.

330,000 households recovered electricity as of 4:00 pm on Sept. 6.

All train operations in Hokkaido was suspended immediately after the quake. JR Hokkaido announces all train operation would be suspended until 12:00 noon of Sept. 7.


(Following Source: Japan Times as of Sept. 6 in Japan time)

At least seven people are dead and 32 people unaccounted for in Hokkaido after a magnitude 6.7 earthquake — reaching the maximum 7 on Japan’s seismic intensity scale in some areas — caused landslides that engulfed houses early on Thursday,

The quake occurred at a depth of about 40 km and initially logged an upper 6 — later revised to the maximum 7 — on the Japanese seismic intensity scale in the town of Abira and a lower 6 in the city of Chitose.

The Tomari Nuclear Power Station suffered a power outage but external power at the station resumed by 1:00 p.m.

The central government said the Self-Defense Forces will dispatch 25,000 personnel for relief operations at the request of the governor of Hokkaido.

A seismology professor found that there were about three powerful shaking movements in a short period of time.