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Japan shaken by magnitude 6.2 aftershock

By 양승진

Published : March 13, 2011 - 17:21

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   TOKYO (AP) -- Japan has been shaken by a strong earthquake off its eastern coast, closer to Tokyo than the massive quake that hit Friday. The latest temblor swayed buildings in the capital.

   The U.S. Geological Survey says the temblor had a magnitude of 6.2 and struck at 10:26 a.m. Sunday. It was centered about 179 kilometers east of Tokyo, at a depth of 124.5 kilometers.

   Japan's northeastern coast was battered Friday by a magnitude 9.0 quake, the largest on record in Japan, and an ensuing tsunami that washed over hundreds of kilometers of coastline, causing widespread destruction.

   Japan has been rattled by more than 150 aftershocks since Friday's massive quake.