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NEW DETAILS: Magnitude 7.4 Earthquake Hits Off Japan Coast

TOKYO (AP) - Officials at Japan's damaged nuclear power plant say there are no signs of new damage there from a strong aftershock today.

The magnitude 7.4 aftershock off of northeastern Japan prompted a tsunami warning for a wave up to 6 feet, in a coastal area already torn apart by last month's tsunami.

Announcers on Japan's public broadcaster NHK told coastal residents to run to higher ground.

Last month's quake and tsunami are believed to have killed some 25,000 people. The disaster sparked an ongoing crisis at a nuclear power plant.

But officials at the plant say they aren't seeing any additional problems. They say they evacuated two workers there and seven at a sister plant to the south.

Officials say today's aftershock hit 16 miles under the water. An earthquake monitor in Colorado says it happened at about the same location and depth as last month's quake, which was a
9.0-magnitude. Buildings as far away as Tokyo shook today for about a minute.

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