11 Apr '11, 9am

Japan rattled by 7.1 aftershock on quake anniversary

Japan rattled by 7.1 aftershock on quake anniversary

A magnitude-7.1 aftershock has rattled Japan on the one-month anniversary of a massive earthquake that spawned a deadly tsunami. -- PHOTO: AP SENDAI - A MAGNITUDE-7.1 aftershock has rattled Japan on the one-month anniversary of a massive earthquake that spawned a deadly tsunami. A warning has been issued for a one-metre tsunami, the same as after another 7.1 aftershock that shook the northeast coast last week. There was no tsunami after that quake. People at a large electronics store in central Sendai screamed and ran outside, though the shaking made it hard to move around. Mothers grabbed their children, and windows shook. After a minute or two, people returned to the store. Workers battling to contain a crisis at a stricken nuclear plant in Japan were ordered to evacuate on Monday after a powerful 7.1 magnitude aftershock, operator Tepco said. 'The company ordered worker...

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