13 Mar '11, 2am

LATEST - 9.26am: Japan shaken by magnitude 6.2 aftershock , swaying buildings in the capital.

LATEST - 9.26am: Japan shaken by magnitude 6.2 aftershock , swaying buildings in the capital.

A collapsed house is seen in Rikuzentakata, Iwate prefecture in northeast Japan after the magnitude 8.9 earthquake and tsunami struck the area. -- PHOTO: REUTERS TOKYO - 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 US Geological Survey says the temblor had a magnitude of 6.2 and struck at 10.26 am (9.26am S'pore time) on Sunday. It was centered about 179km east of Tokyo, at a depth of 24.5km. Japan's northeastern coast was battered on Friday by a magnitude 8.9 quake, the largest on record in Japan, and an ensuing tsunami that washed over hundreds of miles of coastline, causing widespread destruction. Japan has been rattled by more than 150 aftershocks since Friday's massive quake. -- AP

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