Two strong aftershocks rock Japan minutes apart

Effects of the devastating earthquake which struck Japan on Friday. Photo credit:

TOKYO (BNO NEWS) — Two strong earthquakes struck Japan on late Tuesday evening, days after one of the largest earthquakes on record devastated the country, seismologists said.

The first 6.2-magnitude earthquake at 10.28 p.m. local time (1328 GMT) was centered off the country’s northeastern coast, about 142 kilometers (88 miles) east-northeast of Iwaki on the main island of Honshu. It struck about 1 kilometer (0.6 mile) deep, making it an extremely shallow earthquake, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA).

Moderate shaking from the earthquake was widely felt in the country’s north and northeast, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties. JMA said the maximum seismic intensity felt on land would be 3, which compares to the strength of a light earthquake.

Minutes later, at 10.31 p.m. local time (1331 GMT), a strong 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck central-east Japan at a depth of 1 kilometer (0.6 mile). It struck about 36 kilometer (22 miles) south of Kofu and was centered on land.

JMA said the maximum seismic intensity observed was 6-plus in Fujinomiya city, increasing the likelihood of damage and casualties. The Kyodo news agency said a fire broke out in the city while NHK reported power outages, and local television reports said there were injuries.

Other details were not immediately available.

Northeastern Japan has been left devastated after an enormous 9.0-magnitude earthquake struck off its coast on Friday, generating a tsunami that struck coastlines. More than 10,000 people are believed to have been killed.

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  1. REbs
    March 16, 2011


  2. stop the bleeding
    March 16, 2011

    respect a toyota starlet lol

  3. Anonymous
    March 16, 2011

    Check out haarp and mobbing and gangstalking.

  4. Brain Damage
    March 15, 2011

    How can a car end up on such a small roof. Nothing is impossible! Respect an earthquake.

    • Humble African
      March 16, 2011

      real seen brain……. i jus there thinkin the same ting

  5. Simple
    March 15, 2011

    My prayers goes out to Japan the almighty father will deliver them.

  6. Kalinago Empress
    March 15, 2011

    Its all HAARP’s Job!! Research about HAARP ppl!!

  7. yow chen
    March 15, 2011

    damn how they park that car up there?

  8. only
    March 15, 2011

    Haarp may have been involved in setting off the whole earthquake scenario.

    • under the radar
      March 15, 2011

      may? with all their ionosphere research they forgot how to erase their tracks eh. we went to physics class just like they did. thats some nonesense right there with haarp.

  9. Dominican Abroad
    March 15, 2011

    Father we stretch our hands to You, no other help we know, help Lord . Lets keep japan in our prayers, and while we’re in peace and safety lets look up and pray

  10. 2012
    March 15, 2011

    boy 2012 just hope grandbay it take first

    • fuke-chilott!
      March 15, 2011


    • Interesting...
      March 15, 2011

      you change your name, but people can still identify a monkey head by it’s shallow comments!!!!!!!

      • i am 13 years old
        March 15, 2011

        :cry: thts not really nice to say i hope it never heats dominica
        GOD bless dominica from any harm

        • spelling?
          March 16, 2011

          The day an earthquake only “heats” somewhere will be a day to rejoice, indeed.

    • tsk tsk
      March 15, 2011

      careful what u wish for

    • Let it be seen
      March 16, 2011

      idiot u know grand bay in dominica right?!?! so if it take grand bay it taking the rest of the country too! fool

    • shatta
      March 16, 2011

      thats a shatta comment k

  11. Anonymous
    March 15, 2011

    Lord help this people please. I pray .

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