An earthquake of magnitude 5.3 occurred in Fukushima Prefecture

An earthquake of magnitude 5.3 occurred on Sunday morning in Fukushima Prefecture in northeast Japan, there is no tsunami threat.

According to the Main Meteorological Agency of the country, tremors were registered at 04.57 local time (22.57 Saturday Moscow time). The hearth of the earthquake lay at a depth of 50 kilometers under the water.

Pushing up to 4 points was felt in 17 prefectures, including in the prefectures of Fukushima, Miyagi, Ibaraki, Saitama, Chiba and Tokyo. Information about the destruction and affected by the earthquake has not been reported.

Six years ago, on March 11, 2011, in the northeast of Japan, an earthquake of magnitude 9.0 occurred. Following the earthquakes, a 14-meter tsunami wave came ashore, which flooded four of the six power units of the Fukushima-1 nuclear power plant and disabled the cooling system of the reactors.

During the accident, explosions of hydrogen occurred at the first, third and fourth reactors. At the first power unit, the explosion destroyed the roof. To prevent radionuclides into the atmosphere in the autumn of the same year, a protective dome was erected above the power unit.