AP: Strong quake hits near Fukushima nuclear site

Published: November 23rd, 2011 at 4:01 pm ET
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Magnitude-5.9 quake hits near Japan nuclear site, AP, Nov. 23, 2011 at 3:10 pm ET:

A strong earthquake struck Thursday morning near the Japan nuclear power plant hit by a powerful tsunami earlier this year. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude-5.9 quake struck shortly before 4:30 a.m. local time. It hit 62 miles (101 kilometers) east of the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant. The quake struck at a depth of 23 miles (37 kilometers).

Published: November 23rd, 2011 at 4:01 pm ET
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