Hokkaido Quake Recovery Continues


Hokkaido quake recovery continues

Recovery efforts are ongoing in Hokkaido following last week's massive earthquake. Now, residents are coping with some of the coldest temperatures of the season.

It was about 5 degree Celsius on Tuesday morning.

Nearly 2,000 people are still living in evacuation shelters. Those that had been sleeping on the floor were given cardboard to insulate them from the cold and make it a bit more comfortable.

Last Thursday, a magnitude-6.7 quake struck near the town of Atsuma. The death toll now stands at 41.

Many of the fatalities were caused by massive landslides. More than 650 people were also injured.

6,000 homes are still without water, and it's unclear when service will be restored. Water is being delivered in the meantime.

So far Japan's government has pledged to spend nearly 5 million dollars to help people with relief efforts.