Flights Back to Normal in Osaka After 6.1 Earthquake Strikes Japanese Port City

by Daniel McCarthy
Flights Back to Normal in Osaka After 6.1 Earthquake Strikes Japanese Port City

Travel around Osaka has returned to normal after Monday morning's earthquake. Photo: Shutterstock.com.


A 6.1 earthquake struck the city of Osaka, Japan on Monday morning, killing three and injuring more than 300.

According to reports, the earthquake struck the city, which is located on Japan’s main Honshu Island, during early morning rush hour. The biggest tremor could be felt in Takatsuki city in Osaka, where water pipes burst, sending water flooding onto the street.

Officials also said that another tremor could happen in the next few days.

For travelers, train service across Osaka was suspended after the earthquake. Bullet train services has since resumed.

Flights were canceled at Osaka International Airport after the earthquake hit, including more than 30 flights from Japan Airlines, the country’s flag carrier. But flights have since returned to normal.

Cathay Pacific has issued a travel fee waiver for its flights to and from Osaka—travelers wanting to change their flights or get a refund can do so at no cost.

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