Death toll nears 40 in northern Japan earthquake

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About 40 people have died following a powerful earthquake that struck the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido last week, authorities said Sunday.

Police search for missing persons around a house destroyed by a landslide after a powerful earthquake in Atsuma, Hokkaido, northern Japan.

One person remained missing in the hard-hit town of Atsuma, where multiple landslides triggered by the quake slammed into houses at the foot of steep hills.

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, right, talks with an elderly woman at a shelter as Abe visits the site of a landslide triggered by the Sept. 6, earthquake in Abira, Hokkaido, northern Japan Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018. Japanese authorities say dozens of people have been confirmed dead from a powerful earthquake that struck the northern island of Hokkaido last week. (Kyodo News via AP)Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, right, talks with an elderly woman at a shelter during visit to the earthquake site in Abira, Hokkaido, northern Japan. (Via AP)

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