Magnitude-6.6 earthquake strikes off coast of Japan, no tsunami warning issued

The earthquake struck near the coast of Miyagi Prefecture north of Tokyo and never removed from the destroyed Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.

Reuters | , Tokyo

PUBLISHED ON MAY 01, 2021 07:41 AM IST

Northern Japan was jolted by an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.6, the nation’s climate company stated on Saturday, warning about the potential for landslides within the hilly northeast. No tsunami alert was issued.

The earthquake struck near the coast of Miyagi Prefecture north of Tokyo and never removed from the destroyed Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, the place the proprietor, Tokyo Electrical Energy was making checks.

Nearer to the epicentre one other operator was additionally making checks on the standing of Onagawa nuclear plant, NHK reported.

NHK broadcast pictures of extreme shaking within the metropolis of Sendai.

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