1 Mars 2017
March 1, 2017
M5.7 quake hits northeastern Japan
A strong quake with a magnitude of 5.7 has hit northeastern Japan. The Japan Meteorological Agency says there is no threat of tsunami.
The quake occurred off Fukushima Prefecture at 4:49 PM on Tuesday. The agency estimates the focus was 52 kilometers deep.
The jolt registered an intensity of 5-minus on the Japanese scale of zero to 7 in the cities of Soma and Minamisoma and 2 towns in Fukushima Prefecture, as well as Iwanuma City in Miyagi Prefecture.
The tremor was felt widely in regions including the Tokyo metropolitan area.
Electric power companies say no abnormalities have been found at the Fukushima Daiichi and Daini nuclear plants, and the Onagawa plant in Miyagi Prefecture. All of them are offline.
Officials at police and fire departments say they have received no reports of damage.