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Strong quake strikes northwest Japan

A car is seen trapped at the site where a liquefaction site caused by an earthquake near Tsuruoka station in Tsuruoka, Yamagata prefecture, Japan June 19. A strong and shallow earthquake struck Japan's northwest coast around Niigata prefecture on Tuesday, triggering a small tsunami, shaking buildings and cutting power to around 9,000 buildings.    

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A car is seen trapped at the site where a liquefaction site caused by an earthquake near Tsuruoka station in Tsuruoka, Yamagata prefecture, Japan June 19. A strong and shallow earthquake struck Japan's northwest coast around Niigata prefecture on...more

A car is seen trapped at the site where a liquefaction site caused by an earthquake near Tsuruoka station in Tsuruoka, Yamagata prefecture, Japan June 19. A strong and shallow earthquake struck Japan's northwest coast around Niigata prefecture on Tuesday, triggering a small tsunami, shaking buildings and cutting power to around 9,000 buildings. Kyodo/via REUTERS A
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A collapsed wooden roof of a sumo wrestling ring caused by an earthquake is seen at the Oizumi Elementary School in Tsuruoka, Yamagata prefecture, June 19.      Kyodo/via REUTERS

A collapsed wooden roof of a sumo wrestling ring caused by an earthquake is seen at the Oizumi Elementary School in Tsuruoka, Yamagata prefecture, June 19. Kyodo/via REUTERS

A collapsed wooden roof of a sumo wrestling ring caused by an earthquake is seen at the Oizumi Elementary School in Tsuruoka, Yamagata prefecture, June 19. Kyodo/via REUTERS
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Scattered goods caused by an earthquake are seen at a supermarket in Tsuruoka, Yamagata prefecture, June 19.   Kyodo/via REUTERS

Scattered goods caused by an earthquake are seen at a supermarket in Tsuruoka, Yamagata prefecture, June 19. Kyodo/via REUTERS

Scattered goods caused by an earthquake are seen at a supermarket in Tsuruoka, Yamagata prefecture, June 19. Kyodo/via REUTERS
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Residents who evacuated from their homes after an earthquake are seen at a gymnasium acting as a makeshift evacuation center, in Murakami, Niigata prefecture, June 19.   
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Residents who evacuated from their homes after an earthquake are seen at a gymnasium acting as a makeshift evacuation center, in Murakami, Niigata prefecture, June 19. Kyodo/via REUTERS

Residents who evacuated from their homes after an earthquake are seen at a gymnasium acting as a makeshift evacuation center, in Murakami, Niigata prefecture, June 19. Kyodo/via REUTERS
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An aerial view shows damaged roof tiles of residential houses caused by an earthquake in Tsuruoka, Yamagata prefecture, June 19.   Kyodo/via REUTERS

An aerial view shows damaged roof tiles of residential houses caused by an earthquake in Tsuruoka, Yamagata prefecture, June 19. Kyodo/via REUTERS

An aerial view shows damaged roof tiles of residential houses caused by an earthquake in Tsuruoka, Yamagata prefecture, June 19. Kyodo/via REUTERS
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Collapsed slope caused by an earthquake is seen in Murakami, Niigata prefecture, June 19.    Kyodo/via REUTERS

Collapsed slope caused by an earthquake is seen in Murakami, Niigata prefecture, June 19. Kyodo/via REUTERS

Collapsed slope caused by an earthquake is seen in Murakami, Niigata prefecture, June 19. Kyodo/via REUTERS
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Employees clean up scattered liquor bottles and crates at a sake brewery's warehouse after an earthquake in Tsuruoka, Yamagata prefecture, June 19.   Kyodo/via REUTERS

Employees clean up scattered liquor bottles and crates at a sake brewery's warehouse after an earthquake in Tsuruoka, Yamagata prefecture, June 19. Kyodo/via REUTERS

Employees clean up scattered liquor bottles and crates at a sake brewery's warehouse after an earthquake in Tsuruoka, Yamagata prefecture, June 19. Kyodo/via REUTERS
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Residents who were evacuated from their homes after an earthquake are seen at a gymnasium of Iwafune junior high school acting as a makeshift evacuation center, in Murakami, Niigata prefecture, June 19.   Kyodo/via REUTERS

Residents who were evacuated from their homes after an earthquake are seen at a gymnasium of Iwafune junior high school acting as a makeshift evacuation center, in Murakami, Niigata prefecture, June 19. Kyodo/via REUTERS

Residents who were evacuated from their homes after an earthquake are seen at a gymnasium of Iwafune junior high school acting as a makeshift evacuation center, in Murakami, Niigata prefecture, June 19. Kyodo/via REUTERS
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