An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.7 hit Japan's northernmost main island of Hokkaido on Thursday, just days after a powerful typhoon struck the west of the country.

The 3:08 a.m. quake has destroyed houses, caused massive multiple landslides and cut power supplied to all 2.95 million homes in the prefecture.

The following is a collection of photos of the devastation as captured by Kyodo News photographers. 




Houses are destroyed by landslides in the town of Atsuma.


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A worker cleans up after parts of the ceiling fell at the domestic terminal of New Chitose Airport.


The floor is inundated with water at the domestic terminal of New Chitose Airport.


People buy food and drinks at a blacked-out convenience store at Hakodate Airport.

Travelers gather at a counter of Tokyo's Haneda airport as the quake caused flight schedule disruptions.


A collapsed road and tilted buildings in Sapporo.


Earth is exposed in many parts of the mountains in Atsuma.

A thermal power plant in Atsuma is halted by the earthquake.


A blackout in central Sapporo shortly after the quake.