5.1 magnitude quake near Japan's Fukushima
Police officers search for missing people on the coast line in Namie, near the striken TEPCO's Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant on March 11, 2013 - by Yoshikazu Tsuno
The moderate quake hit 34 kilometres (21 miles) east of coastal Namie city in Fukushima prefecture, where a devastating quake-tsunami in March 2011 sparked a nuclear disaster and caused massive damage.
Saturday's earthquake occurred at 2:18 am local time (1718 GMT) off the east coast of Japan's main Honshu island, at a depth of 63 kilometres, US geologists said in a preliminary report.
No tsunami warning was issued after the tremor, the Japan Meteorological Agency said, according to Kyodo news agency.
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