As the superstorm quickly approached land, the U.S. Geological Survey recorded a 5.3 magnitude earthquake centered off the coast of Tokyo.
To the north, a tornado tore through the city of Chiba, which saw power outages and damaged homes in a typhoon last month.
Hagibis -- which translates to "speed" in Filipino -- was forecast to be the country's worst typhoon in six decades. Maximum sustained winds were measured at up to 90 miles per hour, according to The Japan Meteorological Agency.
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