A massive earthquake of magnitude of 7.3 has hit the north eastern coast of Japan on Sunday and a tsunami alert has been issued by the local administration. Workers stationed at the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant has been asked to evacuate as it was reported by a national media.
Public broadcaster NHK has said that no cases of damage or injury have been reported so far. The Japan earthquake hit 9.57 am local time. The buildings in Tokyo shook for about a minute. The epicenter of the earthquake was in the Pacific Ocean, about 6 kms from the Japan’s main island named Honshu.
A massive earthquake hit the same area in March leading to closing of the Fukushima power plant which started off a radiation crisis.
The tsunami, if comes will be quite a big one and people are expecting that it may go up to 50 cm in height. It may lead to massive loss of human life and property.
The tsunami that struck Japan in the month of March killed around 10,000 people. It also lead to closing down of many factories along the coast and thus gave a severe blow to the manufacturing industry of Japan.