According to RIA Novosti, an earthquake of magnitude 4.7 with shallow focus occurred on Thursday in northwestern Japan, Reuters reported.
Information on casualties or damage were reported. The threat of a tsunami is also absent, the agency said. According to the operating company TEPCO, nuclear power plants located in the region, "the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power plant" is in normal mode.
After the devastating earthquake and tsunami on March 11 in Japan in the north-east plant "Fukushima-1" was recorded a series of accidents caused by the failure of the cooling system. As a result of incidents at the plant revealed several leaks of radiation.