Shallow quake kills three in Japan, including nine-year-old girl

A water-filled crack on the road after water pipes were broken due to an earthquake is seen in Takatsuki Osaka Prefecture Western Japan

A magnitude 6.1 quake shook Osaka, Japan's second-biggest metropolis, early on Monday morning, killing 3 people, halting factory lines in a key industrial area and bursting water mains, government officials and broadcaster NHK said.

Students sit on a playground after they were evacuated from school building after an quake at Ikeda elementary school in Ikeda, Osaka prefecture, western Japan, Monday.

A strong natural disaster hit Osaka city on Monday morning, rattling one of Japan's industrial heartlands, but appearing to spare the region of any major damage. Japanese media reported one of the likely victims is a nine-year-old girl found at a school. "Almost all of the dishes fell and shattered on the floor", Kaori Iwakiri, a 50-year-old nurse in Moriguchi - just north of Osaka city - said.

An natural disaster measuring 4.7 on the Richter scale hit a central part of Japan including Gunma, Ibaraki, Tochigi and Saitama prefectures at around 3:27 p.m. on June 17, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.

According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, the quake had an epicenter in the northern region in the prefecture and occurred at a depth of about 10 kilometers.

The quake knocked over walls, scattered goods on the floor of shops and set off scattered fires around Osaka.

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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told reporters the government was "working united, with its first priority on saving people's lives".

Kansai Electric said on its website that around 170,000 homes in the Osaka region were without power.

The government confirmed 2 of the deaths.

Local police also told AFP that they had not received reports of substantial damage, and the Nuclear Regulation Authority said it had detected no abnormalities at its facilities after the quake.

The train and subway service in and around Osaka, including the bullet train to Tokyo, was suspended while checks were made. Bloomberg reported plants across the area were halted as firms assessed the damage. Production at the Honda, Mitsubishi and Toyota vehicle plants was stopped when the quake hit.

Japanese Self-Defense Force fighter jets and helicopters are heading to the area to gather information.

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