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3 killed in Japan's Osaka City due to Earthquake

3 killed in Japan's Osaka City due to Earthquake
3 killed in Japan's Osaka City due to Earthquake
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As per report at least three people were killed and over 50 others injured on Monday when an earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale jolted Japan's Osaka city. Japanese broadcaster NHK reported that the victims comprised a nine year old girl and two men. Meanwhile according to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) the earthquake was recorded at 7.58 a.m. and had its hypo center at about 13 km depth in Osaka Prefecture on the island of Honshu, the largest in the Japanese archipelago.



However, no tsunami warning was issued. Moreover several buildings in Osaka and Takatsuki collapsed and were on fire. Furthermore the railway services in Osaka, Shiga, Kyoto and Nara, both high speed bullet trains and local rail services, were halted. Moreover Osaka's Kansai Airport has been shut down while its runways were being checked for damage.

3 killed in Japan

Further the authorities said that none of the 15 nuclear reactors in this region have been affected by the quake. As per report the Japanese government has set up a task force to gather information related to the strong earthquake and the Chief Cabinet Secretary, Yoshihide Suga, called on citizens to keep an eye on developments through the media. Accordingly around 170,000 houses in Osaka prefecture are experiencing power outages following the quake.

3 killed in Japan

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