7.1 Earthquake: Japan’s Strongest Aftershock, Tsunami Warning Lifted

By on Apr 8, 2011 in Asia, Current Events, Natural Disasters, World Comments
Japan's 7.1  Earthquake
Broken windows from Thursday’s 7.1 earthquake
Image Credit: AP Photo/Vincent Yu

SENDAI,JAPAN – A 7.1 earthquake rattled Japan on Thursday morning which was initially measured at a magnitude of 7.4. According to reports, the U.S. Geological Survey in Golden, Colorado, later downgraded it to 7.1 and was said to be the strongest aftershock after the 8.9 magnitude that took as many as 25,000 people due to a tsunami.

A tsunami warning has been issued by the Japan meteorological agency which was said to have a wave of up to 6 feet, but was later cancelled and no tsunami were reported.

Reports said that there were no major damage from the quake, but as of 01:30 a.m (1630 GMT) seven people were reported injured.

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