26 injured in Japan earthquake

At least 26 people were injured after an earthquake measuring 6.7 on the Richter scale struck Japan’s northwestern region, causing landslides and power outages in some areas, authorities said on Wednesday.

Seventeen people were injured in Yamagata prefecture, four each in Niigata and Miyagi prefectures, and one in Ishikawa Prefecture, according to the Kyodo News Agency.

There were no reports of missing people, the Fire and Disaster Management Agency said.

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