Magnitude 5.6 quake hits off northern Japan
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.