Tremors shake Japan again

An earthquake measuring 4.4 on the Richter scale shook northern Japan early Wednesday as the region experienced hundreds of aftershocks following a major quake two days ago.

    There were no casualties in either
    of the quakes that hit Japan

    There were no immediate reports of damage or injury in Wednesday’s tremor.

    The epicentre of the most recent quake was located off the coast of Miyagi prefecture, about 400 km northeast of Tokyo.

    The tremor was about 70 km deep, the same as the 7.0 magnitude quake felt on Monday evening.

    Monday’s quake injured  more than 100 people, damaged property and triggered landslides.

    As many as 274 aftershocks had occurred by 0000 GMT on Wednesday and 124 of them could be felt by humans.


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