A strong earthquake struck northeastern Japan early Monday, the country’s weather agency said.
The Japan Meteorological Agency announced that an earthquake measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale struck Aomori Province at around 6:01 am.
“The epicenter of the earthquake was at a depth of 50 kilometers off the coast of the Pacific Ocean of the city of Hachinohe,” the agency said.
The earthquake was reportedly felt in the nearby regions of Iwate and Hokkaido.
Authorities have confirmed that no abnormalities have been detected at the Higashidori nuclear power plant located on the Shimokita Peninsula in Aomori.