translated from Spanish: Confirm 39 deceased after the earthquake 6.7 Richter in Japan

thirty-nine deaths have been confirmed after the earthquake of magnitude 6.7 Richter that shook Hokkaido, the main island in the far north of Japan last week. Thus the authorities informed him this Sunday. Rescuers used bulldozers and shovels to search for missing in the middle of the Earth, fallen trees and debris from houses that were wiped out by the landslides. All the victims, except for four of them, are the community of 4,600 inhabitants. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited the Kiyota neighbourhood in the East end of Sapporo, capital of Hokkaido. In some parts of Kiyota, Earth is licuó and sank up to a meter (3 feet), causing houses will bow down and cracked roads. In addition, it triggered a stream of mud that solidified and left vehicles trapped in parking lots. The earthquake left without electricity and train service to Hokkaido, which has a population of 5.4 million people. It took two days to restore power to most of the residents of the island. A few hundred remained without electricity on Sunday, mainly in Atsuma.Unas 2,600 people were in temporary shelters, in comparison with the 16,600 who were sheltering in the height, the Hokkaido Government said.

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