A town in Ishikawa Prefecture plagued by liquefaction damage is facing a long and arduous road ahead for reconstruction following a massive earthquake that hit the region five months ago.

Around 3,500 cases of liquefaction damage from the 7.6 magnitude quake that struck the Noto Peninsula on Jan. 1 have been confirmed in residential land in the prefecture, according to the land ministry.

The Ishikawa town of Uchinada was hit with a lateral flow, in which the ground shifts horizontally, causing roads built on top to be damaged and homes to tilt. The lateral spreading also damaged sewer pipes buried underground, leaving around 60 homes still without sewage access.