14 Apr '11, 4am

Experts say there are more shocks to come for Japan, possibly as strong as magnitude 8.

Experts say there are more shocks to come for Japan, possibly as strong as magnitude 8.

Elementary school children crouch under their desks at their school in Onagawa, Miyagi prefecture as a powerful aftershock hit northern Japan on April 12, 2011. -- PHOTO: AFP IN THE month since the March 11 earthquake, there have been frequent aftershocks at and around the initial quake's focus, including many strong quakes with a magnitude of 5 or higher. Experts say there are more shocks to come, possibly as strong as magnitude 8. The phenomena can be attributed to the enormous changes in the force exerted in the Earth's surface in the eastern part of the nation due to the Great East Japan Earthquake, which measured magnitude-9.0 on the open-ended Richter scale, according to seismologists. On Tuesday, a magnitude-5.6 earthquake occurred in northern Nagano Prefecture, while on the same day a magnitude-6.4 earthquake struck offshore from eastern Chiba Prefecture. On Monday...

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