Published: Mon, June 18, 2018
World | By Camille Rivera

2 feared dead, 41 hurt after natural disaster hits Japan

2 feared dead, 41 hurt after natural disaster hits Japan

At least three people - a 9-year-old girl and two men in their 80s - were killed in Japan after a strong natural disaster shook the city of Osaka on Monday morning, setting off building fires, toppled concrete walls and cracked roads and water pipes.

A water-filled crack on a road after water pipes were broken due to an natural disaster is seen in Takatsuki, Osaka prefecture, western Japan, in this photo taken by Kyodo June 18, 2018.

Local police said the child who was killed was a nine-year-old girl who lived in the city of Takatsuki, north of Osaka, where a wall collapsed on her at school. An 84-year-old man in nearby Ibaraki died after a bookshelf fell on top of him at home, according to city officials.

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According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, the earthquake's epicentre was just 10 kilometres deep, resulting in high-intensity tremors. The strongest shaking was north of Osaka, but the quake rattled large parts of western Japan, including Kyoto, the agency said. It had a depth of about 8 miles (13 kilometers) with an original magnitude measured at 5.9.

Japanese government spokesman Yoshihide Suga said there were no reports of major damage as of 8.30am (local time).

The operation of bullet trains running through the prefecture was suspended following the quake but service was resumed shortly afterward after no safety problems were detected.

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Some areas in Osaka are reportedly experiencing power shortage.

Kate Kilpatrick, visiting Japan for the first time from the United States, said alarms went off nearly immediately in the Osaka hotel she was staying and a loudspeaker told guests to stay away from windows. Television images showed passengers getting off trains and walking along the tracks between stations. Production at the Honda, Mitsubishi and Toyota vehicle plants was stopped when the quake hit.

The quake struck in one of Japan's main manufacturing heartlands, home to companies including Panasonic Corp., Nintendo Co. and Keyence Corp, and plants across the area were halted as firms assessed the damage.

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"We were sleeping and it woke us up abruptly", she said.

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