Magnitude 7.3 earthquake strikes near site of Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan
NBC News- TOKYO — A magnitude 7.3 earthquake struck Saturday off the coast of Japan's Fukushima prefecture, which was home to one of the world's worst nuclear disasters almost a decade ago.
The Japan Meteorological Agency said the quake — which it initially said had a magnitude of 7.1 — struck at 11:08 p.m. local time (9:08 a.m. ET) at a depth of 34 miles. Fourteen aftershocks were recorded, it said, adding that a tsunami warning had not been issued.
The quake was also felt in Japan's capital, Tokyo.
"There have been no anomalies reported from any of the nuclear facilities," Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga told a press conference. "Everything is normal."
Checks were still being carried out to determine the number injured, he said, urging people not to venture outdoors and to be prepared for aftershocks.
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