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An earthquake measuring 6.6 MW on the moment magnitude scale struck Iburi Subprefecture in southern Hokkaido, Japan, on 6 September 2018 at 3:08 a.m. Japan Standard Time.

The earthquake's epicenter was near Tomakomai. The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) registered a magnitude of 6.7 Mj and a maximum intensity of 7 on the shindo scale.

The earthquake's effects was felt strongly in Hokkaido and Aomori Prefecture. The earthquake left 5.3 million residents without power.

As a result of the quake 41 people were left dead and 691 had injuries.

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