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Osaka earthquake
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Three people have died on and in excess of 200 others were harmed after a great seismic tremor shook the Japanese waterfront city of Osaka and adjacent territories amid the morning surge hour on Monday. 

The casualties were named as Rina Miyake, a 9-year-old young lady, and Minoru Yasui, an 80-year-old man, who passed on when they were hit by falling dividers after the size 6.1 tremor struck just before 8am neighborhood time, media said. A second man, Motochika Goto, 85, was pulverized by a falling cabinet at his home.

The quake, which did not trigger a tsunami, left more than 170,000 households without power in Osaka prefecture and neighboring Hyogo Prefecture, where an earthquake killed more than 6,400 people in the city of Kobe in January 1995.
Monday’s earthquake was of a relatively low magnitude but caused violent shaking due to its shallow depth of 13km. It registered up to a lower-6 on the Japanese seismic intensity scale of 0 to 7. Quakes of a lower-6 intensity make it hard for people to stay on their feet and can topple unsecured furniture and other items.
Specialists said the earthquake could have included a blame that has not moved for over 10,000 years. 
"We may need to think about considerably more noteworthy tremors following, as occurred in the shakes in Kumamoto," Kyodo news cited Shinji Toda, an earthquake topography educator at Tohoku University, as saying.
Dozens of people were killed in Kumamoto in south-western Japan in April 2016 after two powerful earthquakes struck within two days of each other.
TV coverage of the immediate aftermath of the Osaka quake showed ruptured underground pipes spewing water on to the street, while firefighters were seen tackling a blaze at a home on the city’s northern outskirts. A number of other fires were reported.
Kansai Electric Power said no irregularities had been detected at three nuclear plants in the region. Several rail services were suspended, including the bullet train. Television images showed passengers getting off trains and walking along the tracks between stations.
The prime minister, Shinzo Abe, said the government was surveying the harm and that its need was to safeguard anybody caught inside structures. He said he had educated authorities to "quickly gather data on the harm, do their most extreme to save individuals and spare lives… and give opportune data to general society". 
An American guest to the city portrayed being woken up by fierce shaking. "We were dozing and it woke us up suddenly," Kate Kilpatrick, who was remaining in an inn in Osaka, told Reuters. "It was so frightening since this is my first earthquake. I thought it was a bad dream since I was so confounded. The entire world was forcefully shaking." 
A few inhabitants said their homes had not endured auxiliary harm but rather that the shaking had sent items taking off racks.
In March 2011, a magnitude-9 earthquake triggered a tsunami that killed more than 18,000 people along Japan’s north-east coast.

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