A strong earthquake has hit the west coast of Japan's largest island, causing severe damage and killing one person.
Dozens of houses in Wajima were badly damaged by the quake, which measured 7.1 on the Richter scale.
In some of the towns nearest its epi-centre, buildings shook violently for more than 30 seconds during the tremors.
Earthquakes are quite common in Japan, but residents were shocked by the strength of the tremors.
Roads were badly twisted and warped by the moving earth and there were several landslides.
Temporary shelters have been set up to help look after those who were injured or affected.