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Japan rattled by aftershock on quake anniversary

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - A tsunami warning has been canceled in Japan after a strong aftershock rocked the region overnight.

The 7.1 aftershock rattled the nation on the one month anniversary of a massive earthquake that spawned a deadly tsunami.

The aftershock happened as the Japanese prime minister paused to remember the victims of last month's deadly earthquake and tsunami, around 4:30 a.m. EST. A tsunami warning followed, but it was canceled.

The crisis at a damaged nuclear plant is yet to be resolved. The Japanese government plans to extend the evacuation zone around the plant because of high radiation levels.

The brother of a member of the NBC12 family is still there. 

Kyle Maclauchlan has been working to set up a non-profit organization to collect donations for the people impacted in the area he's living in. 

When asked how long he plans to stay there, he says he has no timetable. He just signed paperwork for a new apartment.

Kyle said he just couldn't turn his back on his friends and the people of Japan.

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