A series of powerful aftershocks shook Japan

In Japan, for the last day there were more than a dozen earthquakes, four of them had a magnitude greater than 6.0 on the Richter scale.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, on Wednesday, the strongest quake in the eastern coast of Honshu had a magnitude of 6.8 on the Richter scale.

The epicenter was located 260 kilometers south-east of the port city of Kushiro in Hokkaido. Hearth tremors occur at a depth of 10 kilometers.

The National Meteorological Agency of Japan announced a warning about the threat of a tsunami in Aomori and Iwate prefectures on the island of Hokkaido, with the height of the waves caused by the element could be, according to the forecast, not more than half.

As a result, the wave height, struck the east coast of Japan, was 10 to 50 cm tsunami wave reached the coast of Honshu, the two prefectures, Aomori and Iwate Prefecture, and the same name on the northern island of Hokkaido. Any damage caused tsunami strikes, the victims are not informed.

2012-03-14 17:26:16 4.6 40.71 ° N 145.02 ° E 10 A Off East Coast of Honshu, Japan

2012-03-14 14:54:21 4.7 41.08 ° N 144.90 ° E 10 M Hokkaido, Japan Region

2012-03-14 13:43:12 5.0 40.96 ° N 144.84 ° E 10 M Off East Coast of Honshu, Japan

2012-03-14 12:05:046.0 35.64 ° N 140.84 ° E 11 M Near East Coast of Honshu, Japan

2012-03-14 11:40:18 5.6 40.94 ° N 144.88 ° E 10 M Off East Coast of Honshu, Japan

2012-03-14 10:57:405.9 40.70 ° N 144.84 ° E 10 M Off East Coast of Honshu, Japan

2012-03-14 10:49:256.0 40.78 ° N 144.83 ° E 10 M Off East Coast of Honshu, Japan

2012-03-14 10:02:125.1 40.87 ° N 145.00 ° E 10 M Off East Coast of Honshu, Japan

2012-03-14 09:08:356.9 40.98 ° N 144.96 ° E 10 C Off East Coast of Honshu, Japan

Meanwhile, tremors on the eastern coast of Japan, do not cease. This morning in the Pacific Ocean 175 km from Tokyo at 06:38 local time there was a new earthquake of magnitude 5.2. Its impact has not reported.

Recall that a year ago, on March 11, 2011, in the north-east of Japan was a powerful zemletryaseniemagnitudoy 9.0. It caused a tsunami that reached a height of 30-40 meters. The disaster killed or missing, more than 19 thousand people. Nearly 380,000 homes were destroyed or destruction. The tsunami triggered the accident at the nuclear power plant "Fukushima-1", which will take the total elimination of 30-40 years. The accident area in a radius of 20 kilometers from the station has become a zone of alienation.

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