11 Mar '11, 11pm

A quake-hit Japanese nuclear power plant exploded on Saturday. Nearby residents were warned to stay indoors.

A quake-hit Japanese nuclear power plant exploded on Saturday. Nearby residents were warned to stay indoors.

The two nuclear plants affected are the Fukushima No. 1 and No. 2 plants, both located about 250km north-east of greater Tokyo, an urban area of 30 million people. A total of 45,000 people living within a 10km radius of the No. 1 plant were told to evacuate - raising the number from the fewer than 6,000 people within 3km told to leave on Friday.

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