news: JAPAN

Quake aftershocks hit north Japan

Strong aftershocks have continued to hit Japan in the few days after 24 people died in the country’s deadliest earthquake for almost a decade. No fatalities were reported after the latest quake, which measured 5.6 on the Richter Scale and hit last Monday morning. Rescuers are still looking for people missing after Saturday’s quakes, the largest of which was of magnitude 6.8. Thousands of people spent their second night in emergency shelters, fearful of returning to unstable buildings. More than 2,000 people were injured and local hospitals say the number of casualties have overwhelmed them.