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Japan is hit by powerful earthquake near Fukushima radiation disaster zone 

Japan is hit by powerful earthquake near Fukushima radiation disaster zone

  • Earthquake, that struck 11:30 pm local time, had preliminary magnitude of 5.0
  • It hit close to the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Ōkuma 
  • An earthquake initiated a tsunami there in 2011 that sparked a nuclear disaster
  • So far no major damage or injuries have been reported, and no tsunami warning has been issued 

A powerful earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.0 has hit the coast of Japan’s Fukushima prefecture in the centre of the country today, Japan Meteorological Agency said.

The quake struck at at 11:30 pm local time, arond an hour-and-a-half ago. 

It hit close to the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Ōkuma, an earthquake initiated a tsunami there in 2011 that sparked a nuclear disaster.

So far no major damage or injuries have been reported, and no tsunami warning has been issued.

The epicenter struck at a latitude of 37.0 degrees north and a longitude of 141.2 degrees east and at depth of 50 km. 

One Twitter user said he felt a ‘long rattling in Yokohama’ – which is over 300 km away from the Fukushima Prefecture. 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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