Earthquake in Japan did not cause anomalies in nuclear power plants

US, WASHINGTON (ORDO NEWS) — An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 in the north-east of Honshu Island and in the south of Hokkaido, which occurred before dawn on Monday, did not cause anomalies in nuclear power plants, the Kyodo news agency reported.

According to Japan’s main meteorological office, in Miyagi and Iwate prefectures, the strength of tremors on the Japanese seven-point scale reached four, and in Fukushima prefecture – three points.

According to Kyodo, no new anomalies were found in the Fukushima-1 and Fukushima-2 nuclear power plants damaged during the 2011 earthquake. Miyagi Prefecture also did not report any damage to the nuclear power plant in Onagawa.

The epicenter of the earthquake, which occurred at 5.39 local time (23.39 GMT), was located off the coast of Miyagi, the focus lay at a depth of 50 kilometers. There was no tsunami threat from the earthquake.

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