A 5.0-magnitute earthquake has struck near the east coast of Honshu in Japan not far from the infamous Fukushima nuclear plant.
The tremor hit some 18 kilometers southeast of the city of Hitachi and 125 kilometers northeast of Tokyo, at a depth of about 50 kilometers. The epicenter is some 150 kilometers from the Fukushima nuclear power plant.
There were no immediate reports of casualties or destruction.
The crisis continues at Fukushima plant after it suffered triple nuclear meltdowns and hydrogen explosions since it was hit by an earthquake, followed by a tsunami, in March 2011.
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