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Earthquake: 4 killed & 94 injured in Japan

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A strong earthquake has shaken the northeastern coast of Fukushima prefecture of Japan, killing at least 4 people. Another 94 people were injured. People in various parts of the country, including the capital Tokyo, have been cut off from electricity since the quake, Al Jazeera reported.

The quake, measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale, struck just before midnight local time on Wednesday, March 18. The epicenter was reported below the ground, however; no tsunami alert was issued.

At least 4 people have been killed so far in the quake, according to Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida. The government is on high alert for any major earthquake in the next couple of days.

Meanwhile, the country's fire and disaster management agency said on Thursday, March 18 that at least 94 people had been injured in the quake, and 4 of them in critical condition.

The epicenter was reported below the ground, however; no tsunami alert was issued. Although life has returned to normal, many residents of the capital, Tokyo, remain in the dark. Traffic is being disrupted due to a lack of electricity. Bullet trains are closed in some areas for testing.

After the quake, Japan-based media NHK reported that it was so strong that people could not standstill.

The epicenter was reported below the Pacific Ocean floor, however; no tsunami alert was issued. The epicenter was reported below the ground, however; no tsunami alert was issued. The tsunami hit.
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