The trail of damage left behind by earthquake in Japan

Published: 19th June 2018 12:09 PM  |   Last Updated: 19th June 2018 01:41 PM  

Four persons were killed and over 380 injured in a strong earthquake that jolted parts of western Japan's metropolis of Osaka. (In Pic: Debris of the fallen houses after the earthquake struck on Monday; Photo: AP)
The magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck shortly after 8 a.m. north of Osaka at a depth of about 13 kilometers, the Japan Meteorological Agency said. The initial strength of the quake was measured at 5.9. (In Pic: Smoke rises from a house blaze in Takatsuki, Osaka, following the earthquake; Photo: AP)
The quake knocked over walls, broke windows and set off scattered building fires. It toppled bookshelves in homes and scattered goods on the floor of convenience stores and other shops. (In Pic: Scattered objects lie in the room of a damaged house in Osaka; Photo: AP)
The deceased were identified as a 9-year-old girl, two men and a woman in their 80s. (In Pic: People wait for the resumption of train service which was suspended following an earthquake, at Nijo station, Kyoto; Photo: AP)
The epicentre of the earthquake was in the northern part of the prefecture at at a depth of 13 kilometer, the agency said. (In Pic: Debris of damaged walls are scattered following an earthquake, in Ibaraki ; Photo: AP)
The morning commute was disrupted as train and subway service in the Osaka area including the bullet train was suspended to check for damage to equipment.(In Pic: Passengers get off a train which suspended its service in Osaka; Photo:AP)
On Mar 11, 2011, a devastating magnitude 9.0 quake struck under the Pacific Ocean, and the resulting tsunami caused widespread damage and claimed thousands of lives. (In Pic: School children take shelter at schoolyard in Ikeda, Osaka; Photo: AP)
Japan's meteorological agency has sounded alert for heavy rains and possible landslides in Osaka. (In Pic: he morning commute was disrupted as train and subway service in the Osaka area including the bullet train was suspended to check for damage to equipment; Photo: AP)
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