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2018-09-05, M6.6, Hokkaido Japan

On the 5th September 2018 an earthquake measuring magnitude 6.6 occurred at 18:08:08 UTC near Hokkaido in Northern Japan. At least nine people have been killed, millions of homes lost power and landslides caused considerable damage to houses and infrastructure.

The earthquake was recorded at seismic stations worldwide, including stations of the Irish National Seismic Network (INSN), see seismic waveforms below (select figure to enlarge).

Further information can be obtained from this EMSC webpage:

https://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=711209