Japan earthquake: Magnitude 6.7 tremor hits Hokkiado August 30 2018
Sapporo, Japan: A magnitude-6.7 earthquake that struck Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido early on Thursday left the entire prefecture without any power, forcing all airports and trains to suspend operations and a nuclear power plant to go on a back-up generator.
About 3 million buildings lost power after the quake hit at 3.08am, a spokesman for Hokkaido Electric Power Co said, adding it was uncertain when services would resume.
Japan uses a different scale to measure earthquake strength out of 7 instead of 10 like most countries. What are the odds?
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