New powerful earthquake of magnitude 7.1 occurred on Friday near the Japanese island of Honshu, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
According to seismologists, the epicenter of the earthquake was located 505 kilometers northeast of Tokyo, his focus lies at a depth of 26 kilometers.
Earlier in the same area there was an earthquake of magnitude 8.8, followed by followed by several powerful aftershocks above magnitude 6.0 — the epicenter of one of them was just 67 km from Tokyo.
Japanese authorities reported the earthquake victims.
In Miyagi prefecture came tsunami ten meters to the north of Hokkaido — six meters, a tsunami threat is declared in Iwate and Fukushima prefectures.
According to AFP, Tokyo held a partial evacuation, but no official confirmation. In Tokyo, a siren, warning about the beginning of a strong earthquake, and a female voice called on people to remain calm and in case of continuation and strengthening of shocks in suitable locations.
In Miyagi Prefecture, Japan Friday automatically ceased its operation Onagawa nuclear power plant.
Highways in the Japanese prefecture of Iwate partially collapsed into the sea because of the earthquake — dozens of cars with people fell into the water, according to Japanese broadcaster NHK.
Agency Kyodo reports many gas leaks in Japan.
Highways in the Japanese prefecture of Iwate partially collapsed into the sea because of the earthquake — dozens of cars with people fell into the water, according to a Japanese TV station Al-NHK.
Several sections of the coastal highway collapsed in the city of Kavala in Iwate Prefecture. Who were traveling on the highway cars were in the sea. Television shows Gators.
Speakers urged drivers to flee the coastal areas of highways and park cars in safe places.