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13,000 fled to 768 evacuation centers in Hokkaido after powerful quake

National Sep 25, 2018

13,000 fled to 768 evacuation centers in Hokkaido after powerful quake

About 13,000 people sought shelter at a total of 768 evacuation centers set up in Hokkaido following the powerful earthquake that hit the island on Sept. 6, according to the Hokkaido Prefectural Government. With the magnitude 6.7 quake triggering a prefecture-wide blackout and paralyzing traffic, ...

Hokkaido cat owners search for pets that fled during quake

National Sep 23, 2018

Hokkaido cat owners search for pets that fled during quake

Many cat owners in Hokkaido are desperately looking for their missing pets, fearing they have gotten lost after fleeing their homes in the turmoil created by the level 7 earthquake on Sept. 6. The animal management center in Sapporo, the capital, has been contacted about ...

Preventive glitch led to Hokkaido blackout: paper

National Sep 22, 2018

Preventive glitch led to Hokkaido blackout: paper

Hokkaido's prefecture-wide blackout on Sept. 6 was caused by a failed emergency step that was designed to prevent exactly what it caused after the level 7 earthquake, a document has revealed. The reason it failed was because the temblor triggered a bigger initial power loss ...

More than 350 schools and universities in Hokkaido damaged in quake

National Sep 19, 2018

More than 350 schools and universities in Hokkaido damaged in quake

At least 354 schools, universities and other educational institutions in Hokkaido were damaged in the powerful earthquake that struck the prefecture Sept. 6, a tally by the central and local governments showed. In most cases, the deadly quake that occurred shortly after 3 a.m. caused ...