An earthquake in northeastern Japan triggered a 1-meter tsunami on Saturday and hit areas devastated by the 2011 disaster.
The quake hit the coast of Miyagi Prefecture at 6:26 p.m. (0926 GMT) and had a magnitude of 7.2 at a depth of 60 km, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.
There were no immediate reports of damage or injury, but people were warned not to approach the bank.
Tokyo Electric Power said it had not detected any irregularities at its Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, which were destroyed by the massive quake in March 2011 that led to core meltdowns and mass evacuations.
A spokesman said there were no irregularities at the nearby Daini facility either.
There were no irregularities at Tohoku Electric Power Co’s Onagawa nuclear power plant, the nuclear authority said in an email.
Miyagi Prefecture has had power outages in some areas, according to the Tohoku Electric Power Network website.
The service on the Tohoku Shinkansen bullet train has been discontinued, said the public broadcaster NHK.
“It was a really bad, long side-to-side shake. It was even longer than last month’s quake, but at least the building is fine here, ”Shizue Onodera told NHK from the shop she works for in Ishinomaki city.
“Lots of bottles fell on the floor. The electricity is on. “
Footage from NHK’s Sendai office showed a plaque that was shaking from the ceiling for about 30 seconds after shaking. No items were reported that fell off shelves or showed immediate damage.
The quake was felt in Tokyo about 400 km south of the epicenter.
Japan this month celebrated the 10th anniversary of the 2011 9.0 earthquake and tsunami that melted Fukushima and killed more than 18,000 people.