Japan’s NHK public television has reported that today’s earthquake off the coast of northeast Japan has not caused any additional damage to the Fukushima nuclear power plant, quoting the Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO).
Almost one month after the devastating March 11 earthquake, Japan has been rattled by a powerful aftershock with a magnitude of 7.4. The Japanese meteorological agency has issued a tsunami warning for waves of up to 1 meter (3.2 feet) for the northeastern coastal regions which were already shattered by the March tsunami.
NHK said people living in the tsunami warning area were ordered to evacuate to higher ground.
The quake struck about 60 miles from Sendai and 90 miles from Fukushima.
Buildings in Tokyo, 215 miles away from where the quake hit, experienced some tremors.
There have been hundreds of aftershocks since the March 11 earthquake, but few have been higher than 7.0.