Sunday, 18 November, 2018

3 dead, dozens injured by earthquake in western Japan

Japan earthquake Elderly man, 9-year-old girl killed as strong quake hits Japan
Jay Anderson | 18 June, 2018, 15:29

A powerful quake rocked Japan's second city of Osaka on Monday, killing three people including a nine-year-old girl and injuring scores of others, according to an official tally.

The Osaka prefectural government's disaster-management department said two people were found dead, while an Ibaraki official confirmed a third victim.

The quake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.9 struck around 8am on Monday about 10kms underground, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.

Media reported she had been trapped when a wall collapsed on her at school following the 6.1-magnitude quake.

The quake set off building fires, toppled concrete walls and cracked roads and water pipes.

Train and subway service including the bullet train have been suspended to check for damage to equipment.

Electric boards of train guide tilt greatly due to an quake registering a weak 6 on the Japanese seismic scale at Ibaraki-shi Station in Ibaraki City, the north side of Osaka Prefecture on June 18, 2018.

This is a developing story.




Two men in their 80s, one from Osaka's Higashiyodogawa Ward, and another from the city of Ibaraki also perished.

There is no danger of a tsunami, due to the quake being centred inland. Most trains in the area have been stopped for the morning.

The magnitude 6.1 natural disaster struck the city of Osaka and the surrounding area about 8 a.m. (2300 GMT Sunday). Production at the Honda, Mitsubishi and Toyota auto plants was stopped when the quake hit.

No tsunami warning was issued and no irregularities were spotted at the nuclear plants in the area, according to Kansai Electric Power, but more than a hundred-70-thousand households had no power temporarily.

Toshiyuki Matsumori, who monitors quakes for the Japanese meteorological agency, told Channel News Asia, "There are fears that the risk of house collapses and landslides has increased in the areas shaken strongly".

Honda restarted the production line at its Suzuka factory in Mie Prefecture after confirming safety. Roofs and roof tiles at homes and at least one temple fell to the ground in Osaka.

Japan sits on the so-called Ring of Fire, one of the most active seismic zones in the world, and experiences earthquakes frequently, which is why most infrastructure is specially created to withstand earthquakes.

The JMA also said it is unlikely that another fault zone responsible for the 1995 Great Hanshin Earthquake that leveled the port city of Kobe had any influence on the June 18 quake based on the distance between the two points.

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