Yet another strong aftershock has shaken northern Japan two weeks after the massive earthquake and tsunami which devastated so much of its eastern coast. This one was magnitude 6.5.
Officials immediately put out a tsunami warning believing it would trigger a 50 cm wave but it was later lifted and there were no reports of damage.
Gradually some of the country’s remoter parts are being reached – rescue workers are still searching for bodies in the tsunami hit city of Ishinomaki.
It is estimated that it will take two years to clean away all the rubble in the once thriving city.
27,000 people are dead or missing across the country’s north east region.