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A week after a powerful earthquake rocked Hokkaido, people mourned the deaths of 41 people while around 1,600 others remained in shelters as of Thursday.

Self-Defense Forces members offered silent prayers at an evacuation center in the worst-hit town of Atsuma at 3:07 a.m., the same time the magnitude 6.7 quake occurred on Sept. 6.

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