By Jane Nambi
A 5.3-magnitude earthquake has hit Japan’s Fukushima nuclear power plant.
According to the U.S Geological Survey, the earthquake struck early today, Friday morning at a depth of about 13 miles under the plant which was crippled in the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami causing leaking into the ocean.
The quake traveled about 110 miles (177 kilometers) northeast of Tokyo. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center did not issue an alert.
The Japanese news agency Kyodo News reported that the plant’s operator, Tokyo Electric Power Co., observed no abnormality in radiation or equipment after the quake.