Quake Hits Near Japan’s Nuclear Site

    Image #: 15974218    TOKYO, Japan - Photo taken on Nov. 12, 2011, shows damaged tanks on the roadside facing the ocean at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Fukushima Prefecture, northeastern Japan. The premises of the plant were opened to the media on the same day for the first time since the accident triggered by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.      Kyodo /Landov

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    A magnitude-5.9 earthquake struck near Japan’s Fukushima nuclear-power plant early Thursday morning, the same nuclear plant crippled by a tsunami earlier this year. There have been no reports of damage, and the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has not issued an alert. The quake hit 62 miles from the plant, 23 miles below the surface. There have been several powerful quakes in the region since the magnitude-9.0 one earlier this year.

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