The Latest: Japan earthquake an aftershock of 2011 quake


The Latest on the earthquake that struck off the coast of Japan (all times local):

1:30 p.m.

The Japan Meteorological Agency says the strong earthquake that struck Tuesday off the coast of Fukushima prefecture was an aftershock of the magnitude 9.0 earthquake that spawned a deadly tsunami in the same region in 2011.

The agency warned that another large quake could hit in the next few days and urged residents to remain cautious for about a week.

Tuesday’s magnitude 7.4 quake triggered moderate tsunamis,…


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