A man in his 80s has been rescued 36 hours after he was trapped in his house following a magnitude 7.4 earthquake that struck northeastern Japan earlier this week, rescue workers said Saturday.

The man fell over as a result of the quake at 11:36 p.m. Wednesday and was unable to move, they said, adding that when rescued, he was conscious and had apparently suffered no critical injuries. He was then taken to a hospital.

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