>> Rescuers raced to uncover survivors in Japan, Friday, buried under landslides after a deadly quake the day before. It tore through the northern island of Hokkaido and sent mud ploughing through homes. Dozens are still missing. Around 20,000 workers searched into the morning, scouring mounds of earth and crushed houses.
5,000 residents spent the night in evacuation centers relying on food and water from Japan's self defence forces. The 6.7 magnitude quake shot down one of the biggest power plants on the island, triggering the worst blackout since the 2011 tsunami. Millions of residents are still in the dark. Authorities are slowly turning plants back on.
But they say it might take up to a week for full power to be restored. Flights picked up from the main airport Friday morning. But big businesses like Toyota said its local operations were suspended indefinitely. It's the second deadly disaster to hit Japan this week. After an already chaotic summer, Japan has seen typhoons, flooding, and a record heat wave strike in the span of months.
Officials say the government is considering additional funding for affected areas, as it gloss to the full scale of damages.