Quake shakes part of northern Japan hit by deadly landslides


An earthquake has shaken parts of Japan‘s northern island of Hokkaido that were struck by a deadly temblor last month.

The Japan Meteorological Agency said the magnitude 5.3 quake Friday morning was centered in southern Hokkaido near Atsuma.

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No injuries or damage has been reported. But it scared many people including residents in Atsuma, where the magnitude 6.7 earthquake a month ago caused landslides and killed more than 40 people.

Footage on NHK national television showed employees at the Atsuma town hall all standing up and watching a television monitor, as an emergency earthquake alarm sounded.