2 New Quakes Rattle Tokyo

Aftershocks measured 6.2 and 6.0
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 15, 2011 11:07 AM CDT
Most illuminations except for traffic signals and street lamps are turned down March 15, 2011 near Shinjuku train station in Tokyo as the government promotes a campaign to save electricity.   (AP Photo/Kyodo News)

(Newser) – Japan has been rattled by a couple of aftershocks within minutes, causing buildings in Tokyo to sway. The first, measuring 6.2 in magnitude, struck tonight off the coast of Fukushima prefecture, 200 miles northeast of Tokyo and near where the massive quake hit last Friday. Three minutes later, a second 6.0-magnitude quake rumbled under Shizuoka prefecture, 55 miles southwest of Tokyo. Click for the latest on Japan's disaster.

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