New aftershock rattles quake-devastated NE Japan

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Posted: Mar 16, 2011 12:54 AM
New aftershock rattles quake-devastated NE Japan

A new aftershock of 6.0 magnitude has rattled northeast Japan.

Scores of strong aftershocks have followed the 9.0 magnitude earthquake that struck Friday and caused a devastating tsunami.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the new aftershock struck about 1 p.m. Wednesday near the coast of Honshu in northeast Japan.

That's about 59 miles (95 kilometers) from the capital, Tokyo.

Two aftershocks Tuesday afternoon caused buildings in Tokyo to sway. They were measured at 6.0 and 6.2 magnitude.