Magnitude 6.6 earthquake in eastern Japan did not affect Fukushima

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Japanese experts have not identified any emergency situations at the emergency nuclear power plant “Fukushima-1” due to the earthquake of magnitude 6.6, which occurred on Saturday, May 1, near the north-eastern coast of the country. This was announced by the NHK TV channel.

It is noted that no changes were found, including at the Onagawa NPP located in Miyagi Prefecture and at the Tokai NPP in Ibaraki Prefecture. Shinkansen express trains have been temporarily suspended in northern and northeastern Japan to ensure safety at stations.

An emergency headquarters has been set up at the office of the Prime Minister of Japan to collect information about the earthquake.

The epicenter of the tremors was near Miyagi Prefecture. The focus was located at a depth of 60 km under the Pacific bottom. Also, strong tremors were recorded in several northeastern and eastern prefectures, including Fukushima, Ibaraki, Iwate, Tokyo, Saitama, Chibu.

The casualties and destruction have not yet been reported. It is noted that there is no tsunami threat.

On April 28, it was reported that the Japanese authorities would approve the restart of nuclear power plants that have been in operation for more than 40 years. There are two reactors operating in the country at the Genkai nuclear power plant and one more at the Sendai nuclear power plant. Other objects are checked for safety.