Hokkaido, the second largest island of Japan, was hit by a 6.7 earthquake on Thursday.
At least 5.3 million residents wereafter the Hokkaido Electric Power Company shut down power plants, according to . reports that the earthquake also triggered a series of landslides that took down even more power lines, and enveloped houses and cars. At least eight people were killed, and about 40 went missing, according to .
The destructive natural disaster comes just days after the hit Japan. Jebi was the strongest typhoon to hit the country in 25 years, and the storm halted transportation, damaged infrastructure, and killed at least 10 people.
A house appears severely damaged due to a landslide caused by the earthquake in Atsuma town.
A road damaged by the earthquake in Abira town.
Police and rescue workers search for survivors at a house that was damaged by a landslide in Atsuma town in Hokkaido prefecture Tuesday.
An aerial view shows road damage caused by the landslide in Atsuma town.
Wires and debris hang from a building in Sapporo, Hokkaido prefecture.
An aerial view of houses damaged by the landslide in Atsuma town.
An aerial view the landslide damage in Atsuma town.
The landscape appears destructed for miles due to the earthquake and landslides.
The Chitose Airport building appears abandoned and destructed.
Cars are stuck on a road damaged by the earthquake in Sapporo.
People line up to charge their phones at the Hokkaido prefectural headquarters in Sapporo.
Residents fill water bottles during the power outage in Sapporo.