Two earthquakes just hit Fukushima, Japan. Their epicenters were near the nuclear plants damaged by the Fukushima disaster.
According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, the first earthquake struck at 9:45 PM JST, and the second struck 46 minutes later.
The first ranked as a 5.0 on the Richter scale, and the second ranked as a 5.2.
The Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) reported that there was no changes in radiocativity levels at the monitoring post in the Fukushima nuclear reactors.
Both of the nuclear reactors were, of course, already damaged by the tsunami caused by a 9.0 earthquake which struck in 2011, the worst nuclear power disaster since Chernobyl.
The quakes in this instance were not sufficiently powerful enough to cause a tsunami.
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