Jmemorial wristbandsapanese quake kills 3, injures over 300
A powerful earthquake that struck Osaka prefecture and other parts of western Japan Monday morning killed three and injured more than 300, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.
Rina Miyake, a 9-year-old girl, died on her way to school after a wall collapsed in the city of Takatsuki. Two men in their 80s were killed after a wall and a bookcase collapsed.
The quake forced Honda Motor Co, Panasonic Corp and other manufacturers to suspend production in the region, according to Kyodo News.
The magnitude 6.1 quake cut off power, water and gas in the area. It caused rush-hour traffic disruptions as the bullet train and other local railways halted operations. Most of the railway and bullet train services were resumed on Monday.
Toshiyuki Matsumori, director of the Japan Meteorological Agency"s Earthquake and Tsunami Observation Division, warned that a strong quake of similar size could jolt the Osaka region within a week, but he dismissed concerns that Monday"s temblor could trigger a mega-quake that scientists say may occur at some point off western Japan.
He said it is "unlikely at this point" that seismic activity would lead to the long-anticipated Nankai Trough earthquake, which would have devastating consequences for a long stretch of densely populated Pacific coastline from Shizuoka prefecture to Kyushu.
No nuclear power plants in Japan were affected by the Monday earthquake, the Nuclear Regulation Authority said.
Kansai Electric Power Co restarted the Oi and Takahama nuclear plants in Fukui prefecture, north of Osaka, in recent months. No abnormalities have been reported from radiation monitoring posts installed around the nuclear plants.
Monday"s temblor was the latest in a string of quakes over the last few days. A magnitude 4.5 temblor struck Chiba prefecture, near Tokyo, on Saturday, and a magnitude 4.6 quake hit southern Gunma prefecture, north of Tokyo, on Sunday.
A deadly quake with a magnitude of 7.3 hit Osaka and its adjoining areas in 1995, leaving 6,434 people dead.
Contact the writer at [email protected]custom silicone wristbands no minimum orderbob marley rubber braceletwholesale rubber braceletscustom poker braceletpersonalized light up bracelets
- Techn1 4 inch silicone wristbandsology a must to limit climate effects
[TITLE]Silicone Wristbands And Its 5 W"s[/TITLE]Th...
- ROK president vows to keep journey toward denucleahow do you get disney magic bandsrization, peace
[TITLE]Choosing The Proper Custom Rubber Bracelet ...
- Chinese healpurple paper wristbandsth authorities to prioritize rural development
The Biggest Selling Birthday Party Styles For Chil...
- SCO military drill seeks to buiwhere to get wristbandsld trust and stability
[TITLE]Silicone Wristbands - A Great Promotional Product[/TITLE]Before you shut your display and str......
- Cloned monkeys ssilicone bracelets cheaphed light on circadian disorders
6 Popular Prom FavorsThe ancient customs of Rome and Italy had their own way of showing gratitude to......
- Chinese President receives credentials of six ambassadoname wristbandsrs
[TITLE]Essence Music Festival Relocated To Houston[/TITLE]New folding camping toilet designs are hel......
- China, US agree to further enhancadvertising braceletse cooperation between militaries
[TITLE]The Most Well-Liked Birthday Get Together Designs For Young Children[/TITLE]Before you shut y......
- New Shenzhen hospital aims to boost region"s medmy disney experience wristbandical care
[TITLE]Ladies In Music Alphabet-- The Judds[/TITLE]New folding camping toilet designs are helping ma......