New Earthquake Rattles Japan's Fukushima Nuclear Plant

World | April 18, 2011, Monday // 10:00|  views

A view of the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Fukushima prefecture, northeastern Japan. Photo by EPA/BGNES

An earthquake with a 4.4-point magnitude on the Richter scale has been registered in the area of the damaged Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant in Japan.

The shock was felt in seven prefectures in the northeastern and central parts of the Honshu Island. There are no reported injuries or material damage.

The epicenter is in the coastal area of the Fukushima prefecture at a depth of 20 kilometers. This was the fourth shock with a magnitude over 4 points in the last 24 hours.

On Sunday, TEPCO, the NPP operator announced the quake-stricken Fukushima Daiichi NPP would be under control within nine months.

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