The death toll from yesterday's aftershock from the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami rises to three and 140 wounded.
According to Tokyo Electric Power Company, radiations levels within one of the reactors of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, damaged by an earthquake and tsunami in 2011, are at its highest level since experiencing a meltdown, with a reading of 530 sieverts an hour.
Japan’s emperor and prime minister attend a memorial service marking the fifth anniversary of the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami in which 15,894 people died and caused the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster. Many people remain displaced and recovery efforts are ongoing.
The Japanese media reports that Ryu Matsumoto is to resign as Minister of State for Disaster Management after making insensitive remarks while touring areas hit by the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami.
Two of the reactors damaged in the March earthquake and tsunami at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan may be riddled with holes, according to the facility's owner, Tokyo Electric Power Co.
After a series of four aftershocks above magnitude 6 east of Honshu, a magnitude 5.7 aftershock of the 2011 Japan earthquake hits Fukushima Prefecture near Iwaki, without immediate reports of damage or casualties.