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Japan earthquake today in Osaka: Death toll climbs after 6.1 quake, damage to buildings

Japan earthquake today in Osaka: Death toll climbs after 6.1 quake, damage to buildings

TOKYO -- A strong earthquake knocked over walls and set off scattered fires Monday morning around metropolitan Osaka in western Japan.

The Fire and Disaster Management Agency said 214 people have been treated at hospitals in five prefectures.

A man in his 80s died in the collapse of a concrete wall in Osaka city.

The strongest shaking was north of Osaka, but the quake rattled large parts of western Japan, including Kyoto, the agency said.

The quake knocked over walls, broke windows and set off scattered building fires.

Source: www.cbsnews.com
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