A cluster of earthquakes, including one of 6.6-magnitude, has struck Japan’s Northern island of Hokkaido, close to Chitose & Sapporo. New Chitose Sapporo Airport says there is damage to its terminals and was forced to cancel all flights for the rest of the day. The runways have been kept intact.
It’s the second major Japanese airport that is out of commission this week as on Tuesday 4 September Typhoon Jebi hit Osaka Kansai Airport.
VIDEO: Aircraft at Sapporo/New Chitose Airport (CTS/RJCC) rocked by 6.6-magnitude earthquake, which has struck Hokkaido, N. Japan at 0300JST Thurs. (1800UTC Wed.). 3mn homes are without power. Airport open despite Terminal damage. | https://t.co/7MrYkxPzTC pic.twitter.com/ruy2qSTxDX
— Airport Webcams (@AirportWebcams) September 5, 2018
🇯🇵 Le tout nouvel aéroport de Sapporo – Chitose reste fermé jusqu’à demain matin minimum suite au puissant séisme d’hier soir.
Le terminal est endommagé, et d’importantes ruptures de canalisations d’eau perturbe l’alimentation électrique de l’aéroport. pic.twitter.com/aBAyBSs2fo
— air plus news (@airplusnews) September 6, 2018