More than two dozen people were injured, and 800 evacuated from their homes, after a magnitude 6.7 earthquake struck Japan’s north-western region late Tuesday, causing landslides and power outages in some areas.
The Meteorological Agency warned of potential building collapses and more landslides from after-shocks in coming days.
East Japan Railway Co. said the quake caused delays to its bullet train services, affecting around 10,000 people. Some highways and roads in Yamagata and Niigata prefectures were closed because of fallen rocks. Flights were not affected.
The quake struck one year to the day after a magnitude 6.1 earthquake jolted Osaka Prefecture and killed six people.
A tsunami warning for the affected coastal areas was withdrawn on Wednesday.