IBARAKI, June 20 — One day after a magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck Osaka, Japan’s second largest metropolitan area, the vulnerability of many elements of urban infrastructure has been exposed.
Four people died and more than 400 others were injured after the earthquake.
The Osaka earthquake hit during the morning rush hour and affected many businesses, including farming operations.
The agriculture ministry and the farmers’ co-operative JA group rushed to assist and assess quake damages.
The meteorological agency warned additional earthquakes in the form of aftershocks of the magnitude 6.1 earthquake.