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Last Updated: Friday, 26 September, 2003, 15:36 GMT 16:36 UK
In pictures: Hokkaido earthquake
A small metal processing factory which collapsed in Shironuka, Hokkaido
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More than 300 people were injured when a powerful quake hit northern Japan in the early hours of Friday
A fishing boat is washed out of water created by a tsunami in Tokachi port, Hokkaido
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Fishermen were also affected by small tsunami, triggered by the quake
A cracked and buckled road in Toyokorocho, Hokkaido
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The powerful initial quake was followed by a series of smaller aftershocks
Supermarket at Obihiro city, central Hokkaido
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Broken glass and falling objects caused most of the injuries
Kushiro Airport, eastern Hokkaido
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Kushiro airport in eastern Hokkaido had to be closed after part of the ceiling fell in
Kushiro public office's entrance in eastern Hokkaido island
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The quake did not do as much damage as it could have done, because its centre was far out to sea

Strong quake hits north Japan
26 Sep 03  |  Asia-Pacific

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