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7.4 aftershock quake paralizes Japan

7.4 aftershock quake paralizes Japan
Thursday, April 7, 2011 - 9:37am

One month after the devastating earthquake and tsunami that flattened the northeastern coast of Japan, a 7.4 aftershock hit 25 miles under the water and off the coast of Miyagi.

Reports say buildings as far away as 215 miles away in Tokyo shook for about one minute in time. So far, there have been no heavy reports of damage. However, immediately following the quake, power was cut to the city, pushing its residents into complete darkness, and people filed into the streets.

Aftershocks have been felt in the past month since the 9.0 quake on March 11. None, however, have been this strong. Although initial reports feared a possible tsunami, officials now say that is unlikely.

We will have more on this story on NBC33 News at 5 p.m.

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