A 5.9 magnitude quake has struck northeastern Japan, 18km NNE of Daigo, and in close proximity to the infamous Fukushima nuclear power plant the US Geological Survey reported; no tsunami warning has been issued. The epicenter of the quake was given as Ibaraki Prefecture in central Japan, the same as was impacted during the 2011 Fukushima quake. The prefecture has a population of some 3 million people.
Earlier, the Japanese Meteorological Agency (JMA) earlier put the magnitude at 6.3.
The Quake had shaking intensity of 6- on Japan’s scale of 7; and the shaking was felt as far as Tokyo. According to NHK, the Tokaido Shinkansen high speed train has been halted for safety checks after the quake.
According to Japan's government there are no reports of damage to nuclear plants after the quake, while Tepco quickly stated that there are "no abnormalities at its Fukushima plants" after the quake
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