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2018 Hokkaido Eastern Iburi earthquake

Hokkaido Electric is expected to restore power, but experts warned that the earthquake highlighted the fundamental flaws in the power grid.

After an earthquake knocked out power to 5.3 million people this week, Hokkaido Electric expects to restore service to most of them by the end of Friday, but experts say the island-wide outage highlights fundamental flaws in Japan's power grid.

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