Massive Earthquake Rocks Japan

Massive Earthquake Rocks Japan
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Passersby stop to observe a house destroyed by an earthquake in Kashiwazaki, Japan on July 16, 2007.

The magnitude 6.6 earthquake struck the northwest state of Niigata on Monday morning, killing 8 people and injuring 800.

Many wooden houses with traditional heavy tile roofs caved in. Power and gas were cut off in at least 34,000 homes, and 37,000 were without water.

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—Photograph by Koji Sasahara/AP
 
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