Japan faced a brief tsunami warning on Sunday when a strong earthquake hit the country's northeastern coast. After the magnitude 7.3 quake hit at 9:57 local time, with its epicenter about 20 miles under the Pacific Ocean off of Japan's main island, area residents were told to evacuate. While Japan is one of the most earthquake-prone countries anywhere in the world, the warnings must have been terrifying for locals, who are still recovering from the devastating quake and tsunami that hit the same area in March.
The earthquake on March 11 left nearly 23,000 dead or missing and the resulting tsunami sparked a nuclear crisis at the Fukushima Dai-ichi Power Plant when the monster wave took the reactors off-line. "Officials said there were no reports of abnormalities at the Fukushima plant caused by Sunday's quake," USA Today reported, "though workers were instructed to move to high ground."
The video below, released by the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), was recorded Sunday morning by a security camera strapped to one part of the Fukushima structure. It shows the damaged nuclear plant shaking in the quake.
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