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- Two people have died, over 140 injured and 40 are missing. A powerful earthquake that rocked Hokkaido early this morning triggered landslides, caused widespread damage and left the whole of Japan’s northern island prefecture without power.
- Japan’s Meteorological Agency has urged residents in Hokkaido to remain on alert after a powerful earthquake.
- Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says he will boost the number of Self-Defense Force members involved in search and rescue operations in Hokkaido, northern Japan.