No Abnormalities in Power Plant in Niigata Pref. after Magnitude 6.0 Quake

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Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power plant in Niigata Prefecture

A strong earthquake with an estimated magnitude of 6.0 struck Niigata Prefecture at 5:59 p.m. on Tuesday, registering lower 5 on the Japanese seismic intensity scale of 7 in Nagaoka, Niigata Prefecture.

The prefecture is home to the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power plant, but the Nuclear Regulation Authority said it found no abnormalities at the plant.