Earthquake hits Sapporo

A powerful earthquake has hit the city of Sapporo in Northern Japan, our thoughts here of course then go out to all those affected. While among those affected are the Japan and Chile players who are in the city preparing for their match on Friday. 

This has led to the Japan teams hotel being evacuated as Tomoaki Makino of Urawa Reds and Japan tweeted 'I was ordered to evacuate ... just bring valuables to the hotel lobby and get off...' While just before this tweet he had said 'It shook me. Are they serious?

While news reports at the time of writing suggest that many buildings have been damaged along with casualties. While there is also a power outage in the area. Hopes are now that the power can be returned and the number of casualties is at a minimum. 

**Tweets have been translated** 

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