The inland natural disaster, with a preliminary magnitude of 6.1, occurred at a depth of around 13 kilometers shortly before 8 a.m., with its epicenter in the northern part of Osaka Prefecture in an area where active faults are concentrated. Kansai also said more than 170,000 households were without power in Osaka and neighboring Hyogo prefecture.
The Japan Meteorological Agency says a quake with preliminary magnitude of 5.9 struck Monday around 8 a.m.
Meantime, on the other side of the Pacific, a 5.6 magnitude quake struck near Guanagazapa in Guatemala's Escuintla province just after 8:30 p.m. local time (10:30 p.m ET) Sunday, according to the USGS.
Local police said the child who was killed was a nine-year-old girl who lived in the city of Takatsuki, north of Osaka, where a wall collapsed on her at school. Television images showed passengers getting off trains and walking along the tracks between stations.
Myotokuji temple is destroyed by an natural disaster registering a weak 6 on the Japanese seismic scale in Ibaraki City, the north side of Osaka Prefecture on June 18, 2018.
Damage inside a home in Osaka, Japan, after the quake struck.
The area north of Osaka was the hardest hit, the agency said.
Train and subway service including the bullet train have been suspended to check for damage to equipment.
Kate Kilpatrick, visiting Japan for the first time from the United States, said alarms went off nearly immediately in the Osaka hotel she was staying and a loudspeaker told guests to stay away from windows. Production at the Honda, Mitsubishi and Toyota auto plants was stopped when the quake hit. "I thought it was a nightmare because I was so confused", she said. "The whole world was aggressively shaking". JXTG Energy shut its Osaka refinery and halted shipments, while industrial machinery maker Kubota Corp., brewer Asahi Group Holdings and cosmetics maker Shiseido Co. all stopped work at factories.