A powerful earthquake in Japan has affected (VIDEO). Tsunami came to Sakhalin and the Kuril Islands

A powerful earthquake in Japan

Japan Earthquake: Powerful aftershocks were recorded in the north-east coast of the country. Data on the magnitude of the disaster vary — according to some sources, the force pushes the level of 7.9 points, while the U.S. Geological Survey reported an earthquake of 8.9 points. Another earthquake measuring 7.4 points occurred later in the Miyagi prefecture. According to local media reports, three people were killed and dozens injured.


The data come from the destruction of many areas, including Tokyo and adjacent port city of Yokohama, on which there are black clouds of smoke from the fires. According to the agency, in Chiba Prefecture burning steel mills, according to ITAR-TASS. According to estimates of officials, only Tokyo hit 4 million buildings, writes NEWSru Israel.

— Tsunami came to Sakhalin and the Kuril Islands, people are fleeing from the disaster
Felt the brunt of the disaster in the capital, located 400 kilometers from the earthquake epicenter. The city rocked the house, plaster fell off in the apartments. The city heard sirens numerous machines "first aid", at least in the same building on fire. Cellular and landline paralyzed.

In the center of the Japanese capital, in particular, has failed in the country house of a well-known methods, "Where kaikan" — located in the many official events. According to preliminary data, there are victims. Agency AFP reports that in Tokyo in the collapse of the roof of the school suffered dozens of students. According to witnesses, the capital, feels new tremors.
The epicenter was located 373 kilometers northeast of Tokyo, his focus lies at a depth of 24 kilometers. Two days ago, at about the same zone earthquake with magnitude of 7.3 points.

The Japanese coast after the earthquake moved powerful tsunami, reports Reuters. As it became known, the wave of Dwell 10 meters struck the city of Kamaishi in Iwate prefecture in the northeast of the main Japanese island of Honshu. There are reports of numerous destructions. In Kamaishi tsunami washed away dozens of cars. Receiving data on water filled the lower floors of buildings.

Tsunami 10 meters high also hit the sea port of the Japanese city of Sendai in Miyagi prefecture. There are numerous victims and destruction. The city water swept a residential area and covered the Sendai airport. The runway length of more than 3 thousand flooded with water, passes a Japanese TV.

Broadcaster NHK reports live recording from a helicopter from Sendai, RIA "Novosti". The tsunami swept away houses, picked up the car. It can be seen in some places burn floating in a giant wave of debris of houses.

Mmo live on all TV channels warned residents of the Pacific coast of northern Hokkaido to southern Okinawa to flee their homes because predicts a strong tsunami.

Tsunami covering fields and roads, demolished school building. People are encouraged to immediately climb the highest building at least the fourth or fifth floor. Meteorologists warn of repeat tsunami and asked residents to more information than return to their homes. According to forecasts, the second and third wave of the tsunami is coming to Sendai.

Rosturizm the earthquake clarifies the situation with Russian tourists in Japan. According to RIA "Novosti" press secretary of the Federal Tourism Agency Oleg Moseyev, travel agency is in touch with the embassy and trying to contact all the companies that are engaged in sending tourists to this country. Consular officer of the Russian Federation in Tokyo, in turn, said that the information about the victims or the victims there were no Russians.

The Government of Japan has gathered for an emergency meeting. Stopped NPP

Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan on Friday holds an emergency meeting of the government due to the earthquake. Because of the disaster stopped five Japanese nuclear power plants, including discontinued in automatic mode NPP "Onnagava" and the number one reactor in Fukushima Prefecture.

According to the Ministry of Industry, as a result of the monitoring stations in the region of abnormality of the radioactive background is not revealed yet. Information about fires at nuclear facilities has also not received.

Prime Minister of Japan in connection with the ongoing powerful aftershocks declared the highest level of readiness for self-defense forces. All ministries set up headquarters to monitor the situation and provide emergency assistance.

Tsunami came to Sakhalin and the Kuril Islands, people are fleeing from the disaster

Meanwhile, due to the earthquake in Japan tsunami hit the coast of Taiwan. The first tsunami wave about a meter high on Friday reached the Russian Kuril Islands, which struck at 10:05 am Moscow time on the beach near the village Malokurilskoye. As ITAR-TASS in Russian Emergencies Ministry information department, the tsunami caused a rise in water level of a meter, which indicates that the shallow water waves lose their power. In the bay near Malokurilskoye some movement of the ice.

According to MOE, under the impact of the tsunami may hit coastal communities of three districts of the Sakhalin area — Yuzhno-Kuril, Kuril and Northern Kuril. In these areas to evacuate people to safe places. Vessels in port, sail the high seas, not to break up on the shore.

As the head of the press service of the Far Eastern Regional Center of Emergency Situations Sergei Viktorov tsunami threatens four settlements Kuril Islands, home to 11 thousand people. At present there to evacuate people. Wave height forecast can be from 70 cm to 3 m.

All the forces of the Far East Regional Emergency Center and EMERCOM in Sakhalin region are on high alert. In all three areas of the Kuril Islands involved public notification system.

Rescuers advise all individuals in the coastal area of the South Kuril, Kuril and Northern Kuril areas off the coast and take shelter on high ground — 30-40 meters above sea level. Leave the hills should be only after the signal "lights out tsunami alarm", remind the MOE.

Agency staff had evacuated about 11,000 people from the area of possible flooding of the tsunami in the Kuril Islands. According to MOE, there is a risk the four Kuril Settlements (Malo-Kurilsk, Puffin, Yuzhno-Kurilsk, North Kuril). As noted by the district department of civil defense and emergencies, despite the fact that in the region have not had earthquakes of such force, there is no panic among the population.

According to MOE, a strong earthquake in Japan experienced in the South Kuril region. Within 15-20 minutes were recorded four tremors up to 5. According to witnesses, the houses ringing dishes, hanging objects swinging, shaking furniture. Damage to buildings in the area do not. All critical infrastructure work as usual.

According to the press service of the Ministry of Natural Resources, the tsunami is not a serious threat to the Russian Far East island since the main earthquake wave is directed towards Japan. According to the instructions of the Ministry of Natural Resources Yuri Trutnev notified all interested service. In all Kuril Islands economic activity is suspended. Minister charged Roshydromet to continuously monitor the situation.

It is learned that the tsunami due to the earthquake in Japan is not facing the Primorsky Territory, rescue services work there as usual, the press service of the regional emergency department. Last year in the Far East started the modern system of monitoring tsunami, so the accuracy of the predictions is quite high.

In Primorye, the tsunami was recorded three times. The last time it happened July 13, 1993, when an earthquake in the Sea of Japan caused a great wave. Within an hour, she reached the Primorsky Territory. Almost the entire coast wave heights 2.5-3.5 meters.





Photos fact:Effects of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan

Effects of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.  Photo: newsinphoto.ru

Effects of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.  Photo: newsinphoto.ru

Effects of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.  Photo: newsinphoto.ru

Effects of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.  Photo: newsinphoto.ru

Effects of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.  Photo: newsinphoto.ru

Effects of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.  Photo: newsinphoto.ru

Effects of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.  Photo: newsinphoto.ru

Effects of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.  Photo: newsinphoto.ru

Effects of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.  Photo: newsinphoto.ru

Effects of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.  Photo: newsinphoto.ru

Effects of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.  Photo: newsinphoto.ru

The strength of the Japanese earthquake surprised seismologists

Earthquake of 8.9 magnitude on the Richter scale has become one of the ten largest on record and came to the place of the geological relief, where the expected smaller aftershocks.

The 8.9-magnitude earthquake, which occurred on Friday in Japan, "hit the Top 10 of the most powerful earthquakes ever recorded, from the days when there were seismographs," — said seismologist Susan Houg of Geological Surveying and Mapping in the U.S. Pasadena. "It's bigger than any other earthquake in Japan in the past and more than expected for the region."

Geologists had expected the portion of the volcanic Pacific Ring of Fire, give rise to 8-8.5 earthquake magnitudes. "The power of the 8.9-magnitude was a surprise to scientists," — she said.

For an earthquake of this magnitude, you must have extensive, relatively straight line geological shift around, such as in Peru and along the eastern coast of South America. The earthquake, which occurred on Friday, there was a Japanese depression, where the Pacific tectonic plate slid under the Japanese plate.

Scientists do not expect such a strong earthquake, because the plate boundary is not flat and has a rather irregular. As reported by Lucille Jones of Geological Surveying and Mapping U.S. earthquake of such strength, requires the fault zone length of at least 482 kilometers.

Almost in the same region on Wednesday earthquake with magnitude of 7.2. Usually, in the case of major earthquakes, there are 5% chance that it will be followed even more earthquake. What happened was precisely the events that could occur with a probability of 1 in 20 cases.

Already committed, at least two additional earthquakes with a magnitude of 7 and above, and the researchers believe that this is not the end.

This earthquake was a "perfect storm for tsunami education," — said Houg — it was very strong and there was a very small depth. It was so close to shore, about 130 kilometers, that people on the beach did not have time to warn of an impending wave of 4.5 meters.

The magnitude of the Indonesian earthquake that spawned the tsunami in the Indian Ocean December 26, 2004, was 9.1. The strongest earthquake ever recorded occurred in the Chilean city of Valdivia — his strength is 9.5 magnitude on the Richter scale.



SQL - 19 | 0,495 сек. | 7.08 МБ