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Monday, June 18, 2018

Osaka Earthquake Disrupts Transit Systems

Above, restaurant signs in Osaka's Dotonbori district. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

Today's 6.1 magnitude earthquake that struck Osaka Prefecture has disrupted transportation services in the region.

Travel Agent Central reported:
A magnitude 6.1 earthquake hit Japan at approximately 8:00 a.m. local time Monday morning. The earthquake struck north of Osaka and affected large parts of western Japan, including Kyoto, ABC News reports. The earthquake poses no tsunami risk, according to The Japan Meteorological Agency. 
According to the latest update from the Japan National Tourism Organization, there are still flight delays and cancellations to and from Osaka International Airport, but all highways in the Kansai region are passable and ferries are “mostly” on schedule. 
The tourism organization also stated that the Tokaido Shinkansen train station has resumed operations, though some routes on the Sanyo Shinkansen, JR, Osaka Metro, Hankyu Railway, Hanshin Electric Railway, Kintetsu Railway, Keihan Railway, and Nankai Electric Railway are still under suspension, causing cancellations and delays.

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