7.3 Magnitude quake off Japanese coast

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Concerns over Fukushima Nuclear Plant rekindled

Friday, October 25, 2013 - 1:14pm

The US Geological Survey reports a magnitude 7.3 earthquake occurred off the coast of the Fukushima Prefecture, Japan at 11:10am (MDT) US time.

The large quake struck 200 miles east of the coast of Japan. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center says there is no widespread tsunami threat after quake.

The concerns over this quake stem from the 2011 earthquake and tsunami that damaged the Fukushima Nuclear power plant.

Workers have been dealing with radioactive water leaks and containment issues since the initial disaster over two years ago. Just in the last few weeks, workers had started the process to remove the nuclear rods from the damaged reactors.

There are no reports of injuries or damage.

Look for more details on this story as information becomes available.

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