5.3 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Japan Near the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant Disaster Zone

An earthquake has struck close to the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan.

The tremor is believed to be around 5.3 on the Richter scale and hit just over an hour ago.

So far no major damage or injuries have been reported, and no tsunami warning has been issued.

One Twitter user said they felt it as far away as the country’s capital: “It was an earthquake? I felt that too?? I’m staying in Tokyo on a holiday and I just felt my whole Airbnb shake??”

Another said he felt a “long rattling in Yokohama” – which is over 300 km away from the Fukushima Prefecture.

Fukushima is the capital city of Fukushima Prefecture, Japan, and was subject to a nuclear disaster in 2011.

It is in the norther part of Nakadori, the central region of the prefecture.

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