In Japan, an earthquake of magnitude 5.9

Earthquake of magnitude 5.9 occurred on Saturday, April 16. in Japan. Its epicenter was located in Tochigi Prefecture, and focus lies at a depth of 70 kilometers. National Meteorological management announced a tsunami threat, but a few minutes later canceled the alarm. Tokyo's Narita airport operation is not interrupted.

No injuries or damage were reported. There are reports of disruptions in transportation. In particular, it has been stopped-speed trains "Shinkansen", ITAR-TASS reported.

The operator of nuclear power plant "Fukushima-1" Tokyo Electric Power, said that after a new earthquake emergency reactor cooling station continues as normal. Tremors have had no impact on the course of repair work at the station.


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