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Japan Rocked By Another Earthquake

Adding insult to injury, still recovering from the earthquake in March, Japan has been hit by another earthquake, this time a 7.4 off Miyagi, which is not too far away from Fukishima. From the Associated Press:

Japan was rattled by a strong aftershock and tsunami warning Thursday night nearly a month after a devastating earthquake and tsunami flattened the northeastern coast.

The Japan meteorological agency issued a tsunami warning for a wave of up to 6 feet (two meters). The warning was issued for a coastal area already torn apart by last month’s tsunami, which is believed to have killed some 25,000 people and has sparked an ongoing crisis at a nuclear power plant.

Officials say Thursday’s aftershock was a 7.4-magnitude and hit 25 miles (40 kilometers) under the water and off the coast of Miyagi prefecture. The quake that preceded last month’s tsunami was a 9.0-magnitude.

Buildings as far away as Tokyo shook for about a minute.

Keep all those in the area in your prayers, and we’ll keep you posted.

Earthquake debris
(Eva-Marie Ramsaran/U.S. Navy via Getty Images)

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