Fukushima: ‘No abnormalities’ after 7.3-magnitude quake hits Japan

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A strong earthquake shook the Japanese region of Fukushima late on Wednesday, prompting the Meteorological Agency to issue a tsunami warning for Fukushima and Miyagi prefectures and reawakening memories of the 2011 nuclear disaster. The region is home to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, which went into meltdown after a tsunami in 2011, an event that still weighs on Japan and has left much of the surrounding region abandoned to this day. Although it initially reported some failures in the pumps used to keep radioactive elements under water, plant operator TEPCO later reported “no abno…

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