Moment earthquake hits Japan: Airport shaking, Hokkaido goes dark
Hokkaido quake highlights Japan's environmental and systemic vulnerabilities
An earthquake measuring 6.6 MW on the moment magnitude scale struck Iburi Subprefecture in southern Hokkaido, Japan. The earthquake's epicenter was near Tomakomai and occurred at a depth of 33.4 kilometers. 44 people were confirmed dead and around 640 people injured.