A 6.1-magnitude earthquake has struck Japan 175 miles from the Fukushima nuclear plant

A 6.1-magnitude earthquake has struck japan 175 miles from the fukushima nuclear plant USGS Less than 24 hours after a 7.1-magnitude earthquake pummeled Mexico City, another tremor has occurred off the east coast of Japan.

The 6.1-magnitude quake struck roughly 175 miles east of the shuttered Fukushima nuclear plant at roughly 2:30 a.m. local time, according to the US Geological Survey. Its hypocenter — the underwater locus of the quake — happened at a depth of about 6 miles.