Japan coast rattled by 7.1 magnitude earthquake

A strong 7.1 magnitude aftershock and as issued tsunami warning rattled Japan Thursday night, almost a month after the horrific earthquake and tsunami that left huge amounts of destruction along the northeastern coast, reported the Los Angeles Times.

According to the Los Angeles Times, officials said that this aftershock was a 7.4 magnitude that hit 25 miles under the water, but after analyzed by a seismologist was downgraded to a 7.1 magnitude by the U.S. Geological Survey.

There were no immediate reports of serious injuries or impending damage, and the operator at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant said that there was no indication that the aftershock caused any new problems, reported the Star Tribune.

According to the Star Tribune, Japan's nuclear safety agency said that power plants serving the northeastern coast were in order after the backup generators kicked in.

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