On January 6th, the Japanese NHK TV-Channel in its emergency news issue informed about a 4.8-magnitude earthquake.
The epicentre of the earthquake located 80 kilometers deep under the Japanese capital. It started at 0:54 a.m. local time (6:54 p.m. Moscow time). The time the catastrophe started to develop, the TV channel informed about the tsunami threat, but cancelled its warning a few minutes later. All the Japanese nuclear power plants were reported to operate stably, with a normal radiation level in the nearby areas.
In March 2011, a powerful 9.0-magnitude earthquake happened near the Japanese Fukushima Prefecture. Tsunami with the wave-height of 15 meters followed by that earthquake damaged the cooling system of the Fukushima-1 nuclear power plant leading to breakdown and radioactive catastrophe in Japan and neighboring territories of the Pacific Ocean.
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency