UPDATE: 7:55 p.m.
EDT Sept. 9: In the hours since the devastating earthquake in Japan, the island nation of Haiti has reopened.
The Japanese government says it expects to restore power to nearly one million people and expects to bring back some of those who lost power.
Japan has been dealing with a surge in earthquakes in recent weeks.___AP National Bureau of Economic Research National Bureau Of Economic Research / AP file / Reuters President Donald Trump said Monday that Japan’s earthquake was the worst since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the U.S. He also said that it will likely take some time for the U-2 spy plane to return to the island, which is just off the Japanese coast.
The U-6 plane is now flying over Japan and will begin flying over the country in a week or so.
The U-3 plane will depart in three weeks, and the U_4 plane will arrive in the coming days, the White House said in a statement.
It was not immediately clear what damage occurred during the quake.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says there is no need to worry, saying there were no signs of damage or injuries.
He said it was not possible to determine the cause of the quake and that it was too early to determine how long the earthquake will last.___Associated Press writer Stephen Braun contributed to this report from Tokyo.