A powerful earthquake rocked Japan's northern Hokkaido island early Thursday triggering deadly landslides. Many are still missing and more than 100 injuries have been reported. Aerial footage shows residents being airlifted from their homes, and scattered remains of buildings engulfed by dirt and debris.>>
> Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, says 25,000 self defense personnel will be deployed, and that saving lives is the government's top priority.
The magnitude 6.7 quake left the whole island without power, with more than 5 million people in the dark.
triggered an emergency shutdown of all of Hokkaido Electric's fossil fuel power plants, and all trains and the main airport were closed. The trade minister said it could take at least a week to restore electricity to the whole island.
The quake comes on the heels of two deadly disasters this summer, typhoon Jebi, the most powerful typhoon to hit Japan in 25 years, and a record downpour in July that killed hundreds.