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An earthquake of magnitude 6.3 has struck near the south coast of Japan’s island of Honshu.

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Japan:  An earthquake registering a magnitude 6.5 struck off the coast of Mie Prefecture around 3:30 a.m. Sunday, the Meteorological Agency reported.

Occurring at a depth of 420 km, the quake was still felt in the Kanto area, where it registered a 3 on the Japanese seismic intensity scale of 7.

No tsunami warning was issued and there were no reports of damage or injuries.

Japan is prone to earthquakes because of its geographical positioning. It sits on the Ring of Fire, an arc of volcanoes and fault lines in the basin of the Pacific Ocean.

The country had issued a tsunami alert after a powerful 6.5 magnitude earthquake hit Niigata and Yamagata prefectures located in the west coast of Honshu Island, last month.

While about 1,000 people were forced to evacuate their homes, 15 people in Niigata, Yamagata, and Miyagi prefectures were injured in the earthquake.

As a part of the damage caused by the earthquake, tombstones had fallen in cemeteries, while roof tiles went missing from several houses in Yamagata’s Tsuruoka City.

In addition, the earthquake caused a landslide in Yamagata”s Nishikawa Town while a road in the mountains had caved in, NHK World, the national state broadcaster had reported.

The earthquake had left thousands of homes without electricity in the Niigata and Yamagata prefectures, according to utility company official

 

 

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Fire breaks out at the sets of Coolie No 1

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Mumbai: The shooting of Varun Dhawan and Sara Ali Khan’s Coolie No 1, which is a remake of David Dhawan’s hit film starring Govinda and Karisma Kapoor recently came to a screeching halt after a fire broke out on the sets

The makers of Varun Dhawan and Sara Ali Khan starrer ‘Coolie No. 1’ suffered a loss of whopping Rs 2.5 crore before the final shooting of the movie. Along with set, few lights equipment also got damaged in the fire that erupted on the location.

However, the loss is said to be covered under the Rs1.25 billion insurance that has been taken out by the makers before the film went on floors.

Talking about the movie, this Varun-starrer is said to be the remake of Govinda and Karisma Kapoor’s Coolie No. 1, which released in 1995. Interestingly, Sara Ali Khan will be stepping into Karisma’s shoes for the movie.

Coolie No 1 is being produced by Vashu Bhagnani, Jackky Bhagnani and Deepshikha Deshmukh. Penned by Farhad Samji, Coolie No 1 is slated to release on May 1, 2020.

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