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3 People Died 214 injured as Earthquake hits Japanese City of Osaka (Jeremy spell Blog)

A strong earthquake hit the
Japanese city of Osaka during morning rush
hour Monday, killing at least three people
and injuring 214, Japan's government says.
The 5.3 magnitude quake shook Osaka, on
Japan's main Honshu Island, around 8 a.m.
Monday local time (7 p.m. Sunday ET)
according to the US Geological Survey
(USGS). The Japan Meteorology Agency put
the magnitude at 5.9. It rated the quake at
"6 Lower" on its JMA Seismic Intensity scale,
meaning the shaking would have been
severe enough to make it difficult to remain
standing.
Water floods out from crack in the road,
following the Osaka quake.
A nine-year-old girl was killed after
becoming trapped by a damaged wall in a
swimming pool facility at her school in
Takatsuki city, north of Osaka city.
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Two elderly men also died, including an 85-
year-old man trapped by a damaged block
wall in Yodogawa-ku, and an 80-year-old
man who was crushed by a falling
bookshelf at his home in Ibaraki.
At least 214 people were hurt, according to
Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide
Suga.
Water floods out from crack in the road,
following the Osaka quake.

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