The Nikkei Stock Average opened lower in early local trading Friday following an aftershock in Japan that reportedly measured at magnitude 7.4 and triggered tsunami warnings that were later lifted.

No damage from the quake was reported at a crippled Japanese nuclear plant, Reuters reported.

The $7 billion iShares MSCI Japan Index Fund (NYSEArca: EWJ) lost nearly 1% in U.S. trading Thursday and closed back under $10 a share. The Japan ETF’s 52-week low is $9.15 a share. The fund traded as low as $9.70 on Thursday and was well under its 200-day moving average.

Exchange traded funds (ETFs) listed in the U.S. can trade while the overseas markets on which they’re based are closed.

iShares MSCI Japan

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