11 Apr '11, 8am

Japan hit by 7.1-quake

JAPAN: A powerful earthquake of magnitude-7.1 has hit Japan's Fukushima prefecture, exactly one month after Japan was hit by a 9.0-magnitude earthquake which resulted in a powerful tsunami. The latest aftershock caused buildings to sway in the capital Tokyo, shortly after the nation had observed a minute's silence to remember the 13,000 people killed in the March 11 disaster and the 15,000 who officially remain missing. The US Geological Survey said the 7.1 onshore quake hit at 5:16 pm (0816 GMT) at a depth of just 13 kilometres (eight miles). Its epicentre was 81 kilometres south of Fukushima city, near the troubled nuclear plant. Japan's meteorological agency warned that a one-metre (three foot) wave could hit Ibaraki prefecture, one of the areas pummelled by last month's massive tsunami, before cancelling the alert less than an hour later. Another tremor of 7.1 on April...

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