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(Japan) Hokkaido earthquake – Search and Rescue operation began

On September 5, a powerful 6.7-magnitude earthquake struck the island of Hokkaido in northern Japan, triggered massive landslides, island-wide power outages, and damaged roads extensively.

SAR dog and heli SAR HeliSAR with Plane

A Search and Rescue (SAR) and medical team, was immediately formed by Peace Winds Japan (PWJ) and its partners A-PAD and Civic Force, and the team arrived near the landslide-affected area, Atsuma district, where the team has begun SAR operation.

The earthquake happened only a day after Typhoon Jebi passed the area, the typhoon caused destruction throughout in Kansai region, western Japan.

Team checking the house SAR field

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