Nissan Motor stated it would halt operation at its engine factory in Fukushima at least until a tsunami warning is raised after a earthquake rocked northern Japan early on Tuesday.
A spokesperson stated there were no injuries or damage at the plant, which was severely damaged in an earthquake and tsunami disaster back in March 2011.
Separately, Toyota Motor Corp stated all its factories in northeastern Japan were running as usual.
It has been reported that a magnitude 7.4 earthquake struck off the coast of Fukushima– the site of 2011’s disastrous 9.0 quake and resulting tsunami– at Tuesday 5.59 am local time.
The Japan Meteorological Agency stated the quake was an aftershock to the 2011 earthquake, the biggest since that quake’s immediate aftershocks.
The JMA alerted that another big quake could be anticipated within the next few days, and people in the area have been advised to remain careful for the next week.