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Strong earthquake shakes Osaka in western Japan

(Source: www.channelnewsasia.com)

TOKYO: A strong quake hit western Japan early Monday (Jun 18), but there were no immediate reports of major damage or risk of tsunami waves, officials said.

The 5.3-magnitude quake struck at a depth of 15.4km at 7.58 am (6.58am Singapore time) near Osaka, according to the United States Geological Survey.

The Japanese meteorological agency put the magnitude at 5.9, and the epicentre at a depth of 10km.

Osaka quake update: Government spokesman Yoshihida Suga says at 0831 or 30 minutes after no major damage reported. TV station warns of bigger aftershocks. Trains in Osaka and surrounding area stopped. Yomiuri TV says 170,000 homes without power.

— michiyo ishida (@MichiyoCNA) June 17, 2018

“There have been no reports of substantial damage so far although we are still checking the situation,” an official at Osaka prefectural police told AFP.

The tremor caused power outages in some areas, suspending train operations during the morning commuting hours.

This is what happens to the trains when a #earthquake hits #Japan #osaka #kyoto #kansai pic.twitter.com/FLWvmJdspE

— 🔴ChyadoSensei 茶努先生🗾 (@chyadosensei) June 17, 2018

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