9-Year-Old Girl Among Three Dead In Japan After Earthquake Of 6.1 Magnitude Hits Osaka; No Tsunami Warning Issued: on Monday morning, Around 3 people — including, a 9-year-old girl and two men in their 80s — were killed in Japan post a strong and massive earthquake took place and shook the city of Osaka, setting off building fires, toppled concrete walls and cracked roads and water pipes. No tsunami warning, though, has been issued.
At least three killed, more than 300 injured after strong earthquake rattles Osaka
The Fire and Disaster Management Agency told about the number of the injured which has been raised to 91 about three and a half hours post the quake hit the region.
An 80-year-old man and a 9-year-old girl were killed, at the same time, some other people are in “cardiopulmonary arrest” after walls collapsed when a magnitude-6.1 earthquake hit Osaka in western Japan on the last Monday, and public broadcaster NHK earlier reported.
Japan does not confirm deaths awaiting a formal examination which has been made and generally uses the term “cardiopulmonary arrest” in such cases.
NHK said that the elderly man and the girl had been killed because of this quake mishap.
NHK and TV Asahi had both originally reported “more than a few” deaths. Local police told Agence France-Presse that they did not confirm the reports.
The Japan Meteorological Agency originally put the quake’s magnitude at 5.9 eventually which raised it to 6.1. The strongest shaking took place in the area of the north of Osaka city.
The Japanese government had not received reports of most important damage of the time of, 8.30 am local time (11.30 pm GMT), spokesman Yoshihide Suga said to the journalist.
The Live footage, display the burst water mains and a house on fire, post the quake hit Japan’s second-biggest metropolis just before 8 am local time (11 pm GMT Sunday) as a commuter was heading towards the work.
Shinzo Abe, the Prime Minister, said the government was assessing damage which is the top priority was for the safety of inhabitants.
The Television images display the goods scattered on the floor of shops which is the building debris in streets.
in the Osaka area, The morning commute was disrupted as train and subway service, which is together with the bullet train were suspended to check in order to see the damage to equipment.
Kansai Electric Power told no irregularities had been detected at the Mihama, Takahama and Ohi nuclear plants post the quake took place. Kansai also said more than 170,000 households were without power in Osaka as well the neighbor area Hyogo prefecture suffered.
Daihatsu Motor Co, an Osaka-based unit of Toyota Motor Corp, said this has been suspended production at its factories in Kyoto and Osaka while they check for the damage.
Sharp Corp said its directly-owned plants in the area were operating work took place though, but a joint venture plant with parent Hon Hai Precision Industry told about the halted operations in order to see the safety checks.
“We were sleeping and it woke us up abruptly,” said Kate Kilpatrick, 19, who was staying in a hotel in Osaka when the quake hit.
“It was so terrifying because this is my first earthquake. I thought it was a nightmare because I was so confused. The whole world was aggressively shaking,” she said.
Kilpatrick, visiting Japan for the first time from the United States, told the alarms went off almost immediately in the hotel and a loudspeaker told guests that they should not stay near the windows.
Osaka is to host 2018’s Group of 20 summits.
An immense magnitude 9.0 quake hit northeastern Japan on 11 March 2011, triggering an enormous tsunami that killed some 18,000 people and set off the world ’s, worst nuclear disaster in a quarter of a century at Tokyo Electric Power’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.