|Manu||Date: Tuesday, 19-April-2016, 7:08 PM | Message # 1|
Hundreds of strong aftershocks in southern Japan have occurred since last Thursday's large earthquake of magnitude 6.4 struck the country.
Some have measured up to 7.3 and dozens have registered at least four on Japan's intensity scale, enough to cause buildings to shake.
The total number of confirmed dead now stands at well over 40.
Some 30,000 rescuers have been digging through mud and damaged houses. At least eight people remain missing and more than 1,000 have been injured.