September 29, 2011 / 10:31 AM / 6 years ago

Quake jolts Fukushima, no problem reported at nuclear plant

TOKYO (Reuters) - An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.6 struck Fukushima prefecture in northeastern Japan on Thursday around 7:05 p.m., the Japan Meteorological Agency said.

Unit 5's seaside slope is seen at the tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station in Fukushima prefecture in a photo released September 24, 2011. REUTERS/TEPCO

There were no reports of abnormalities due to the quake at Tokyo Electric Power’s crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, a spokeswoman for the utility said.

The focus of the tremor was off the coast of Fukushima prefecture, about 240 km (150 miles) northeast of Tokyo, the meteorological agency said.

Reporting by Yoko Kubota, Shinichi Saoshiro; Editing by Edmund Klamann

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