Japan’s Meteorological Agency said that the 7.3-magnitude earthquake which struck around 5 pm on Friday was considered to be an aftershock of the massive quake that hit the region in March of last year.
The Agency says the latest quake took place on the east side of the Japan Trench, where two plates collide and one slides under the other.
Workers at Fukushima Daiichi were evacuated to higher ground or buildings after a tsunami advisory was issued to Fukushima Prefecture.
A presenter on NHK repeatedly told viewers to get to safety.
“Remember last year’s quake and tsunami,” he said. “Call on your neighbors and flee to higher ground now!”
Source: JiJi Press
Source: The Japan Times