Hokkaido, Japan is struck by a magnitude 6.7 earthquake. Eight deaths are reported. 40 remain missing.
Days after a typhoon lashed Japan's west, the country's north is hit by another natural disaster.
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- A North Korean missile flies over Hokkaido, Japan, triggering the J-Alert system, following a similar event on 29 August.
- North Korea fires a Hwasong-12 ballistic missile which flies 2,700 km, passing over Hokkaido, northern Japan, prompting the activation of the nationwide J-Alert warning system. This is first time since 2009 that a North Korean missile has passed over Japanese territory.
- At least two rivers break embankments, causing floods on the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido. Operations are underway to rescue 400 stranded people. On Honshu Island, at least 11 people, including nine elderly from a nursing home, have died.
- Thousands of people are evacuated on the Japanese island of Hokkaido as Typhoon Choi-wan approaches from the east.
- At least 9 people die after heavy snowfall hit the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido over the weekend.