VIDEO: Japan Weather Agency Says Magnitude 7.4 Quake Was Aftershock From 2011

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EARTHQUAKE TRIGGERED MODERATE TSUNAMIS

ABOVE VIDEO: Fox News report of the 7.4 magnitude earthquake that struck Japan on Tuesday.

(FOX) – The Japan Meteorological Agency said Tuesday that the magnitude 7.4 earthquake that struck the northeastern part of the country and triggered moderate tsunamis was an aftershock of the devastating 2011 quake.

The agency warned that another earthquake could hit in the next few days and residents were urged to remain cautious for the next week.

“Aftershocks could continue not only for five years but as long as 100 years,” Yasuhiro Umeda, a Kyoto University seismologist, said on a talk show on Japanese broadcaster NTV.

The meteorological agency said the bigger the earthquake, the longer the aftershocks last, though it didn’t say how long.

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Tuesday’s quake injured 12 people and fueled concerns about the Fukushima nuclear power plant destroyed by a larger tsunami five years ago. A tsunami warning was lifted later in the day.

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