Powerful earthquake off the northeast coast of Japan, near Fukushima

A solid earthquake hit Japan‘s northeast coast on Saturday night. The epicenter was located 90 kilometres off the coast of Fukushima Prefecture. The earthquake had a force of 7.3, reports the geological service of Japan.

A tsunami warning has not been issued. About 850,000 households ran out of power, but there seems to be no major damage. So far, several dozen light-wounded have been reported. The quake was also felt in Tokyo, about 250 kilometers away.

It has been almost ten years since an earthquake with a force of 9.0 struck Fukushima. A tsunami was created and several reactors at the Fukushima nuclear power plant were severely damaged.

Owner Tepco checked if something was going on with the nuclear power plant after tonight’s earthquake. For the time being, there seems to be no damage, according to Tepco.

Take a look back at the earthquake and devastating tsunami of March 11, 2011: