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4 dead after Osaka hit with massive 6.1 magnitude earthquake

A massive 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck outside Osaka Monday morning, leaving at least four dead and 300 injured.

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Update 12:18 p.m. EDT June 18: Authorities confirmed a fourth person has died as a result of Monday’s quake.

Kyodo News reported identified the victim as an 81-year-old woman who died after a wardrobe fell on her.

Three other people have died in the earthquake: two men in their 80’s and a 9-year-old girl.

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Original report: According to The Associated Press, the dead included two elderly men and a 9-year-old girl killed at school when a wall fell.

The quake registered around 8 a.m. with an initial strength of 5.9, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.

 

There was no tsunami threat however morning commutes were disrupted as trains were not running and power was out to many homes, according to the Japan Times

Kansai Electric Power Co. said nuclear plants in Fukui Prefecture were operating normally.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. This is a developing story. Check back for updates. 

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