Japan was hit by earthquake with a magnitude of 7.4 on Tuesday morning, near Fukushima Prefecture, where earthquake has led to nuclear crisis in 2011 and the residents residing near that regions have been told to move away from that region. A 3.3ft wave has also hit the coastline of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant.
The earthquake was a massive hit at the northern-japan at around 6am local time and the epicenter was 30 km deep. there was a warning given to people about tsunami about 10ft waves, later it was changed to the advisory only. A slight feeling of earthquake was felt in Tokyo and the residents of the same were asked to move away from that region.
Apart from Fukushima, an advisory was given to Miyagi Prefecture, where 4.6ft waves were seen on the port of Sendai. After the earthquake, the manufacturer of car Nissan stopped their work at the Fukushima engine factory and the ships were also moved away from the coastline of Fukushima.
Cabinet Chief Secretary Yoshihide Suga that after the quake the water cooling system on Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant’s third reactor had stopped working and there were no signs of any other damage or any other abnormalities.
TEPCO (The Tokyo Electric Power) has checked the nuclear plant after the earthquake. They have also tweeted:
#Fukushima Daiichi and Daini Units – no abnormalities found, no radiation level changes detected, no injuries reported after the earthquake
— TEPCO (@TEPCO_English) November 22, 2016
The plant has restarted with the cooling and small increase in the temperature was detected, which was within the safety limits. After the quake in 2011 the nuclear plant reactors had stopped working, but the work of cooling system was on as the fuel exists.