A strong earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1 hit Osaka and other parts of western Japan on Monday morning leaving two persons dead and more than 10 injured.

Disaster management minister Hachiro Okonogi said people are still buried under a collapsed building and authorities are working to confirm the details.

Many commuters in the morning rush hour were left stranded at stations and on streets as the quake disrupted operations of shinkansen bullet train and other railways in western and central Japan.