Mag­ni­tude 5.6 quake hits off north­ern Ja­pan

The Myanmar Times - - World -

A mag­ni­tude 5.6 un­der­sea earth­quake struck Ja­pan yes­ter­day off the coast of Fukushima pre­fec­ture, though there were no im­me­di­ate re­ports of dam­ages. The quake struck about 4pm at a depth of some 28 kilo­me­tres (17 miles), the United States Ge­o­log­i­cal Sur­vey said. There was no threat of a tsunami from the quake. The crip­pled Fukushima Dai­ichi nu­clear power plant, bat­tered by a mas­sive 2011 earth­quake-gen­er­ated tsunami and now un­der­go­ing de­com­mis­sion­ing, has shown no ir­reg­u­lar­i­ties in ra­di­a­tion lev­els.

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