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Published:April 7th, 2011 12:03 EST
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Breaking News: Huge 7.4 Aftershock Earthquake Hits Japan

By Robert Paul Reyes

"Japan`s northeastern coast has been rattled by a strong aftershock. The Japan meteorological agency has issued a tsunami warning for a wave of up to one meter. The warning was issued for a coastal area already ravaged by last month`s tsunami."

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The quake measured 7.5, and it was centered near the east coast of Honshu, Japan. This is the same area that was devastated by a 9.0 earthquake and a tsunami about a month ago. The quake was felt as far away as Tokyo.

Today`s quake is an aftershock, but we must keep in mind that a 7.5 quake is considered a major quake capable of causing major damage.

A tsunami warning was issued for the northeastern coast of Japan. No major damage has been reported in Tokyo, but no word yet if it caused damage in the northeastern coast of Japan.

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