A huge earthquake has rattled the east coast of Japan – just 200 miles from Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. The 6.2-magnitude tremor is believed to have struck Kamaishi, a city located in the region of Sanriku, which lies on the northeastern side of the island of Honshu. The quake has a depth of around 10km and struck at 2.37am local time, according to reports. In 2011, a 50ft tsunami sparked by an

earthquake in the Pacific caused the Fukushima nuclear disaster. The energy accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, in Fukushima, was initiated primarily by the giant wave following the Tōhoku earthquake March 11 2011. Immediately after the earthquake, the active reactors automatically shut down their sustained fission reactions. READ MORE