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日本大阪发生6.1级地震


Deadly Earthquake Hits Near Osaka, Japan

A deadly earthquake struck near Osaka, Japan early Monday, causing hundreds of casualties, damaging buildings and leaving many homes without water or gas.

The epicenter of the 6.1-magnitude earthquake was just north of Osaka at a depth of 13 kilometers. Japanese officials said at least three people were killed and more than 300 injured.

No tsunami warning was issued. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said authorities were investigating the damage and seeking to provide safety to those affected.

Japan's NHK television showed collapsed walls, broken windows and water leaks throughout the area. Tens of thousands of people lost power after the quake, but officials said most areas got electricity back by midday.

Damage to underground gas lines left at least 110,000 homes without service in the nearby cities of Takatsuki and Ibaraki. Full repair of those gas lines could take up to two weeks, officials from Osaka Gas Company said.

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