7.1 Aftershock Rocks Japan

7.1 Aftershock Rocks JapanTokyo, Apr 11. -Just a month after the March 11 earthquake and ensuing tsunami, a 7.1-magnitude aftershock hit the region on Monday, according to Japan's Meteorological Agency.

Authorities issued a tsunami warning as a result of this event, whose epicenter was located 10 kilometers underwater off the coast of Hamadori, in the Fukushima prefecture.

Given the possibility that a two-meter tsunami could affect the Pacific coast in the prefecture of Ibaraki, the inhabitants were ordered to move to higher ground.

Residents of the areas most affected by the March 11 earthquake/tsunami attended memorial services at 14:46 local time, the exact time of the tragedy whose effects Japan continues to suffer.

According to an official report, more than 27,000 people were confirmed dead or remain missing, while material losses are equivalent to 310 billion USD.

Thousands of people are still in shelters or without electricity or water.

In addition, the Fukushima 1 nuclear plant crisis, also caused by last month's disasters, has triggered radiation leaks, contaminating the sea and prompting continuing fears. (Prensa Latina)