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2 Elderly Women Hospitalised After 6.4 Magnitude Quake Hits Japan, But Weather Agency Lifts Tsunami Advisory

The agency cancelled the tsunami advisory around two and a half hours after the quake. The earthquake registered six on the Japanese scale, which goes up to a maximum of seven and was felt in the capital, which is more than 300 kilometres (185 miles) away. ” The earthquake struck at a late hour in mainly sparsely populated areas so it was not easy to evaluate the damage immediately. The broadcaster showed images of some cups and glasses smashed on the floor of a restaurant. Officials immediately stopped bullet train services in the region as a precautionary measure, according to NHK, which also said thousands of households were left without power.

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