Quake hits off Japan’s Fukushima, no tsunami risk

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TOKYO (AFP) – A 5.6-magnitude earthquake on Tuesday (Feb 28) struck north-eastern Japan near the disaster-hit Fukushima nuclear plant but there was no fear of a tsunami, Japanese and US authorities said.

The quake struck at a depth of 42.3 km in the Pacific Ocean, 34 km east-northeast of the town of Namie, the US Geological Survey said.

The Japan Meteorological Agency said there was no risk of a tsunami from the quake, which caused some swaying in high-rise buildings in Tokyo.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries though some local service train services stopped, public broadcaster NHK reported. (Click to Article)

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