Earthquake 6.1 SR Shook Osaka, Japan

Water flows out from cracks in a road damaged by an earthquake in Takatsuki, Osaka prefecture, western Japan, in this photo taken by Kyodo June 18, 2018. Mandatory credit Kyodo/via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. MANDATORY CREDIT. JAPAN OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN JAPAN. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY – An earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale (SR) is reported to shake Osaka, Japan Monday morning local time.

Interim reports that we collect from various sources, At least three people have been killed in this natural disaster.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said there were no tsunami warnings in today’s gemba.

“No tsunami warnings issued The authorities assess the damage and the main priority is the safety of citizens,” he said.

The Japan Meteorological Agency reported that the epicenter was in the northern city of Osaka. The quake struck an important industrial zone in Japan on Monday morning.

Osaka-based Panasonic said the quake halted production at its two factories one that produces lighting devices and another for projectors. Daihatsu Motor Co., a unit of Toyota Motor Corp., said it has halted production at its plants in Osaka and Kyoto.

Japan is also hit by a 9-magnitude earthquake in northeast Japan on March 11, 2011, triggering a massive tsunami that killed about 18,000 people and triggered the world’s worst nuclear disaster in the past 25 years, following a leak at Tokyo Electric Power Fukushima Daiichi.