6.1 quake hits Japan near nuclear plant

March 19, 2011 12:00 am

, OSAKA, March 19 – A strong 6.1 magnitude earthquake rattled Japan\’s Ibaraki Prefecture south of the stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, the country\’s meteorological agency said, but no tsunami warning was issued.

The quake shook buildings in Tokyo, but no damage was immediately reported, public broadcaster NHK said, adding that flights at the capital\’s Narita Airport were temporarily suspended for safety checks.


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