Strong quake and floods threaten Japan’s Fukushima

A strong 6.4-magnitude earthquake shook northeast Japan’s Fukushima prefecture, home to a crippled nuclear power plant, early Sunday, but there was no risk of tsunami, seismologists said.

Local police said they had no immediate reports of casualties or major damage from the tremor which hit at 3:54am (1854 GMT Saturday).

The quake was centred around 100 kilometres (60 miles) south-southeast of Fukushima city, Japan Meteorological Agency and the US Geological Survey said, at a depth of about 40 kilometres.

It caused no new damage to the Fukushima Daiichi plant, which was crippled by a massive 9.0 quake and ensuing tsunami on March 11, public network NHK said, quoting the government’s Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency.

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