• Kyodo


The number of traffic jams nearly doubled in Osaka Prefecture shortly after a strong earthquake rocked the metropolitan area last month, according to analysis by Yahoo Japan Corp.

The number of clogged roads started to rise an hour after the magnitude 6.1 quake hit northern Osaka at 7:58 a.m. on June 18 and increased nearly twofold at about 11 a.m., according to the analysis, which used data from June 4 and 11 as a base figure.

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