Japan nuclear power plants stable after 7.3 magnitude earthquake

All of Japan’s nuclear plants appear stable after a 7.3 magnitude earthquake 150 miles (240 km) off the coast of Miyagi triggered tsunami warnings, the Associated Press reports.

Workers at the Fukushima-Daiichi plant were moved to higher ground after the tsunami warning and no damage has been reported at the plant, the article said. A small tsunami impacted the coast of Japan but no heavy damage or deaths were reported. Tsunami warnings were lifted two hours after the quake hit, according to the article.

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) confirmed that no damage had been detected at any of Japan's 50 power plants.

"Nuclear power plants in the region nearest to the epicenter of the earthquake have reported to the NRA that they have detected no trouble, and that no emergency measures have been activated."

Of the 50 nuclear plants, 48 are currently offline for safety and maintenance checks.

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