Yet another natural disaster hits Japan in a summer of chaos

Tokyo (CNN)Yet another natural disaster has struck part of Japan, continuing a summer of chaos that has seen the country weather deadly floods, typhoons, earthquakes, landslides and heatwaves.

At least seven people were killed when a magnitude-6.6 quake, measured by the United States Geological Survey, struck the northern island of Hokkaido early Thursday, causing landslides which buried a large number of homes at the foot of a ridge.
More than 150 people were injured by the quake, mostly in Sapporo, said Kazuya Isaki, an official with the Crisis Management Office of Hokkaido Prefecture Government. Dozens of people are missing in Atsuma, near the epicenter of the quake, where four of the deaths occurred.

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