As if the country has not been through enough, Japan was struck by another major aftershock late Thursday night.
The Associated Press is reporting the 7.4-magnitude aftershock struck at 11:32 p.m. local time shaking the same coastal area that had been destroyed by last month’s earthquake and shook buildings as far as Tokyo.
Japan’s public broadcaster, NHK, has issued tsunami warning in the wake of the aftershock and has told residents in the northeast to move to higher ground away from the shore. At the Fukushima nuclear plant, where officials have been working to gain control of the radiation meltdown crisis, there was no word of any further damage due to this aftershock.
Officials say the aftershock hit 30 miles under water. It is the strongest aftershock since the 9.0 magnitude quake on March 11th.