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Strong Earthquake Shakes Tokyo, Another Strikes Thailand

A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck early Monday morning about 60 miles south of Tokyo.

The quake, which occurred at 5:18 a.m., local time, was felt across the highly populated Greater Tokyo Area. Widespread shaking was reported; however, there have been no reports of major damage in the region.

Initial reports indicate that 17 people suffered injuries during the quake, mainly from falling caused by the quake, according to Associated Press.

Many trains were delayed following the quake, while some speed restrictions were temporally placed on expressways in the affected areas.

No tsunami was reported following the earthquake along the Japan coastline and no warnings were issued.

A national broadcaster out of Japan stated that this was the strongest earthquake felt in Tokyo since the deadly 9.0 quake that caused a massive tsunami in March 2011.

No damage or abnormalities were reported at the Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear plant, which was heavily damaged during the 2011 event.

A separate 6.0 magnitude earthquake rattled northern Thailand on Monday.

The quake caused some minor building damage and knocked goods off the shelves of stores, according to Reuters.

Reports across the north of Thailand also include damaged road ways. Initial reports indicate there have been no reported injuries from the earthquake.

Daily showers and thunderstorms will impact any cleanup efforts across the region through the middle of the week.

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