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No power plants damaged by earthquake in Japan

A powerful quake with an estimated magnitude of 5.6 and an epicenter off Fukushima Prefecture in Japan occurred at around 4:49 p.m. Tuesday.

Its focus was about 50 kilometers below the surface of the ground.

A lower 5 on the Japanese seismic intensity scale of 7 was felt in Iwanuma, Miyagi Prefecture, and in Naraha, Futaba, Soma and Minamisoma, all in Fukushima Prefecture.

No tsunami warning was issued.

At Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc.’s Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, no abnormality in radiation dosage or facilities used for purifying the tainted water has so far been confirmed, according to TEPCO.

There was no abnormality detected in radiation dosage at the No. 2 power plant, either.


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