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In pictures: Powerful earthquake rocked Japanese island of Hokkaido

A powerful 6.6-magnitude quake rocked the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido Thursday, killing two people, collapsing homes, and triggering landslides that left dozens missing. Japan is still recovering from the worst typhoon to hit the country in 25 years, which struck the western part of the country on Tuesday, claiming at least 11 lives and causing major damage to the region's main airport.

In pictures: Powerful earthquake rocked Japanese island of Hokkaido
A car is seen stuck on a road damaged by an earthquake in Sapporo, Hokkaido prefecture on September 6, 2018. A powerful 6.6-magnitude quake rocked the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido on September 6, triggering landslides, collapsing buildings, and killing at least eight people with several dozen missing.
In pictures: Powerful earthquake rocked Japanese island of Hokkaido
This picture shows an aerial view of houses damaged by a landslide in Atsuma town, Hokkaido prefecture on September 6, 2018, after an earthquake hit the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido.
In pictures: Powerful earthquake rocked Japanese island of Hokkaido
A house damaged by a landslide caused by an earthquake is seen in Atsuma town in Hokkaido prefecture on September 6, 2018.
In pictures: Powerful earthquake rocked Japanese island of Hokkaido
This picture shows an aerial view of houses damaged by a landslide in Atsuma town, Hokkaido prefecture on September 6, 2018, after an earthquake hit the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido.
In pictures: Powerful earthquake rocked Japanese island of Hokkaido
A car is stuck on a road damaged by an earthquake in Sapporo, Hokkaido prefecture on September 6, 2018.
In pictures: Powerful earthquake rocked Japanese island of Hokkaido
This picture shows damage to the ceiling of the Chitose airport building in Chitose city, Hokkaido prefecture on September 6, 2018, after an earthquake hit the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido.
In pictures: Powerful earthquake rocked Japanese island of Hokkaido
A road damaged by an earthquake is seen in Abira town, Hokkaido prefecture on September 6, 2018.
In pictures: Powerful earthquake rocked Japanese island of Hokkaido
Police and rescue workers search for survivors from a house that was damaged by a landslide caused by an earthquake in Atsuma town in Hokkaido prefecture on September 6, 2018.