Jakarta -Some people are feared dead after a powerful earthquake hit Osaka on Monday morning, (18/06/2018), as quoted by Bloomberg, Monday (18/06/2018)
The quake rocked one of Japan’s industrial centers, and stopped the rail transport services and factories throughout the region.
The earthquake occurred at 7:58 am local time or pk. 05.58 WIB, with the initial predicted 5.9 and then revised up to 6.1 on the Richter scale.
The earthquake-centered earthquake shook several locations, and there was no tsunami warning.
All trains and subways throughout Osaka are halted, and the bullet train connecting Osaka to Tokyo is stopped.
More than 170,000 homes had no electricity at 9:50 am after the earthquake, regional utility Kansai Electric Power Co. said, although there were no reports of abnormalities at its nuclear plant in the region.
Japan’s Fire and Disaster Management Agency said that at 10 am or 8 pm local time, there were 17 injured.
At least one person was confirmed dead, according to the NHK national broadcast, with a nine-year-old boy falling against a collapsed school wall.
Japan’s Meteorological Agency warned that strong aftershocks could occur, especially in the next two to three days.
In 2016, a 7-magnitude earthquake that caused significant damage and many casualties in southern Kumamoto was preceded two days earlier by a 6.2 magnitude earthquake.