Fukushima, earthquake An aerial view shows Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO)'s tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant and its contaminated water storage tanks (bottom) in Fukushima.
Credit: Reuters


A 7.6 magnitude earthquake struck 231 miles east of the Japanese island of Honshu on Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.


A U.S. Pacific tsunami warning center said there was no destructive widespread tsunami threat following the quake.


A "yellow" warning of a 1-meter tsunami has been issued for the Fukushima region, due to hit coast in 10 minutes, according to a Japanese weather agency.