Japan was jolted by another powerful earthquake and tsunami warning Thursday night. Officials say the quake hit 25 miles under the water and off the coast of Miyagi prefecture, which is near the same location of the 9.0-magnitude temblor that devastated the country on March 11. Buildings as far away as Tokyo reportedly shook for about a minute.
After first reporting it was a 7.4-magnitude earthquake, the U.S. Geological Survey is now saying it was a 7.1-magnitude temblor. It also puts the time of the quake at 10:32 a.m. ET — 11:32 p.m. local time in Japan.
The Japan meteorological agency has issued a tsunami warning for a wave of up to 1 meter. Meanwhile, Kyodo News Agency says it has detected no extra abnormality at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi plant ; work to restore the nuke complex after quake continues.
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