After Powerful Earthquake Kills 7 & Injures 150+ Others, 7.8-Magnitude Quake Rocks Surrounding Region

September 06, 2018Sep 06, 2018

On Thursday, September 6th a powerful 6.6-magnitude earthquake rocked the island of Hokkaido, Japan. At least 7 people were killed and more than 150 others were injured as a result of the earthquake.

According to CNN, the earthquake also caused massive landslides burying several homes and completely destroying a number of properties. Additionally, millions of households were left without power.

It’s possible that the death and injury toll will continue to rise. Local authorities are reportedly still searching for dozens of missing persons.

Watch the CNN video below for more details on this natural disaster:

On the same day several hours later, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake rocked a surrounding region near the Fiji islands. No deaths or injuries were immediately reported.

This story is developing and will be updated as more information is released to the public. Stay tuned for more details.

Please keep those impacted by the earthquake in your prayers. May God bring them peace and comfort during this time.

In other breaking news, a great tragedy also emerged from a downtown U.S. city. Please keep those victims in your prayers, as well.