Media the earthquake in northeast Japan caused no abnormalities at nuclear power plants

TOKYO, April 20 – RIA Novosti. The earthquake of a magnitude of 6.1 on the North-East of the island of Honshu and southern Hokkaido, which occurred before dawn on Monday, caused no abnormalities at nuclear power plants, reports the news Agency Kyodo.

According to the main meteorological management of Japan, in the prefectures of Miyagi and Iwate the strength of tremors on the Japanese seven point scale made up of four, and in Fukushima Prefecture three points.

As reported by Kyodo, on damaged during the 2011 earthquake nuclear power plant “Fukushima-1” and “Fukushima-2” new anomalies have not been identified. At nuclear power plants in onagawa chō the Miyagi Prefecture also no damage recorded.

the epicenter of the earthquake that occurred at 5.39 a.m. local time (23.39 GMT), was off the coast of Miyagi Prefecture, the center lies at a depth of 50 kilometers. Tsunami threat from the earthquake not occurred.

In March 2011, an earthquake of magnitude of 9.0 in the North-East of Japan caused a giant tsunami wave with a height up to 15 meters, which led to the destruction of the nuclear power plant “Fukushima-1” radiation leaks and contamination of large areas in the station area.

at the Fukushima nuclear plant are planning to completely disassemble for 44 years.

the accident at the NPP “Fukushima-1” was recognized as the largest in 25 years after the Chernobyl catastrophe.