The story

Six people were killed and at least 144 hurt Saturday morning when a magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck northeastern Japan, Japanese officials said.

Another eight people were missing, fire officials said.

Several landslides covered roads, some highways buckled, a few bridges collapsed and bullet trains stopped, but two nuclear power plants in the region were not affected, officials said. Read full article »

CNN's Junko Ogura and Yoko Wakatsuki contributed to this report.

All About U.S. Geological SurveyNatural Disasters

Don't Miss