Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Japan Earthquake, April 12, 2011: Another strong aftershock rocks Eastern Honshu

Less than a day after the 6.6-magnitude quake, another powerful temblor hit 19 km (12 miles) WSW (247°) Iwaki, Honshu, Japan on April 12, 2011 at 2:07 p.m. (Tokyo Time) - just a few kilometers away from the epicenter of yesterday's earthquake which struck the area at 5:16 p.m.

Today's quake registered at magnitude 6.0.

It appears that the recent strong quakes are aftershocks of the destructive 9.0 -magnitude earthquake on March 11 which killed thousands. According to reports, there have been more than 400 aftershocks from last month's devastating quake. Doctors also said to have reported increased cases of dizziness coined as "earthquake sickness" due to the tremors.

The April 12 Japan Earthquake has not triggered any tsunami. However, it has killed 6 lives after causing landslides, according to recent reports.

Let's continue praying for Japan, guys! :(