The US Geological Survey said the new aftershock struck about 1 p.m. today near the coast of Honshu in northeast Japan.

A new aftershock of 6.0 magnitude has rattled northeast Japan.

Scores of strong aftershocks have followed the 9.0 magnitude earthquake that struck on Friday and caused a devastating tsunami.

The US Geological Survey said the new aftershock struck about 1 p.m. today near the coast of Honshu in northeast Japan.

That’s about 59 miles (95 kilometres) from the capital, Tokyo.

Two aftershocks yesterday afternoon caused buildings in Tokyo to sway. They were measured at 6.0 and 6.2 magnitude.

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