An earthquake with the magnitude of 6.3 has struck the region in Japan of Kanto, which as it shows, happens to be situated right near the border of the region of Tohoku.
Tohoku is the region in which the infamous Fukushima nuclear disaster had occurred, threatening all of Japan and other areas of the world due to the disastrous meltdown that happened after the roof had exploded, exposing all of the radiation.
The Fukushima disaster occurred in 2011, just a few years ago, and as Japan hasn’t completely recovered from it, the recent earthquake has just struck a region of other nuclear power plants.
There’s Still Hope
The Japanese news agency NHK have announced that although the shakes and rumbles of the 6.3 quake had been felt in several widespread areas towards the eastern coast, nonetheless a possible threat of a tsunami hitting seems less than probable at this point, since the epicentre of the earthquake was not situated at sea.
The Tokyo Electric Power Company, which is currently still in the process of dismantling all of the damaged nuclear reactors of Fukushima, have been in the process of examining for the effects or potential damage of the quake in Kanto.
Not a Repeat of Fukushima?
It was reported last month that an even larger earthquake with the magnitude of 7.3 had struck Fukushima. However, in regards to the recent one, although worries and concerns were sprouted up for good reason and justification, there have been no confirmed heavy destruction of any sort, and as of now it seems to be that the nuclear reactors within the Kanto region are untouched and functioning.
Japan has long been a victim for earthquakes, as it is situated in the zone in the Pacific in which at least 90 percent of the earthquakes that occur on the planet occur in that specific zone, also referred to as the “Pacific Ring of Fire.”