Japan earthquake kills 3 including 9-year-old girl; at least 40 injured
At least three parties were killed — a 9-year-old girl and two men in their 80 s — and some 40 other people were hurt after a strong earthquake sounded the city of Osaka in west Japan on Monday morning, officials said.
The quake, generating scattered shatter including separated glass and incomplete building explosions, disturbed around 8 a. m. about 6 miles underground with a quantity of 6.1, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.
The unnamed 9-year-old girl was found at a school, local media reported. The Osaka prefectural government reported two deaths, and an Ibaraki city official supported a third.
The strongest shaking unfolded in an area north of Osaka city, relevant agencies said.
The Japanese government had not received reports of major impair as of eight: 30 a.m ., spokesman Yoshihide Suga told reporters.
Television epitomes established goods sown on the storey of browses and house debris in streets.
The morning commute was stopped as develop and subway service in the Osaka area including the bullet train were suspended to check for damage to equipment.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.