Magnitude-6.1 earthquake strikes Japan’s Shimane prefecture, no tsunami warning issued


A 6.1-magnitude earthquake has struck western
Japan, leaving at least four people with minor injuries and damaging buildings and roads. Japan’s Meteorological Agency said the tremor
hit the city of Oda in Shimane Prefecture in the early hours of Monday morning, local
time, at a depth of about ten kilometers. It caused a partial blackout and disrupted
water supply, but did not affect the Shimane nuclear power plant.

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