The tsunami caused by a powerful earthquake that reached the shores of Japan. According to the city Kamaishi in Iwate prefecture in the northeast of the main Japanese island of Honshu struck wave height of 10 meters. There are reports of numerous destructions. No casualties yet reported.
8.8-magnitude earthquake rocked the region this morning. His focus earthquakes occur at a depth of 10 km below the bottom of the Pacific Ocean off Miyagi prefecture in the northeast of the main Japanese island of Honshu.
In Miyagi Prefecture, there were massive power outages. Automatically stopped NPP "Onnagava." In the region of the great city of Sendai fixed gas leak. At the prefecture of Fukushima is automatically suspended the two nuclear power plants. Suspension of the work, and several airports, including Narita International Airport. In the capital, adjacent to Chiba Prefecture burning steel mills. Most of the Tohoku Expressway on the Japanese island of Honshu destroyed. Military planes began flying around the area where the earthquake to assess the extent of damage.
Tremors felt even residents of Tokyo, located about 400 kilometers from the epicenter. In urban homes fell furniture, ceiling plaster fell off. People ran in panic from their homes in open space. Immediately after the earthquake in Tokyo at the time ceased to operate mobile. In the center of the city known in the country collapsed building techniques "Kudan Kaikan", ITAR-TASS reported.
Repeated powerful tsunami hit the Japanese city of Sendai. Many of the areas have been destroyed and covered with previous tidal wave height of 10 meters.
The city suffered severe damage. Tsunami engulfed a residential area. Completely filled with water where the international airport is located. Destroyed seaport. In the city were at least eight fires. Stopped there NPP "Onnagava." The nearby town of Sanriku water rose to the level of the third floor.
NHK television operator from the helicopter was able to photograph a giant wave that bore the court and knocked down the buildings. At one point, she was overwhelmed and destroyed a large portion of the highway with cars stationed there. The fate of people is unknown.
A strong earthquake of magnitude 8.8 shook the vast area of central and north-eastern Japan, including Tokyo. This is the most powerful earthquake in Japan over the past 7 years. The earthquake was located at a depth of 10 kilometers below the bottom of the Pacific Ocean off Miyagi prefecture in the northeast of the main Japanese island of Honshu. After an earthquake off the coast of Japan formed a tsunami. The wave height was 10 meters.
In the prefecture of Miyagi and Iwate are numerous destruction, water flooded the first floors of many buildings. Destruction observed in Tokyo. In particular, the collapse of public meetings room "where Kaikan" in the center of the city, under its rubble occupied. Burning steel plant in the adjacent to the capital Chiba Prefecture. The city heard numerous sirens of ambulances.
According to ITAR-TASS, the Japanese government is in full force in the office of the prime minister, there operates an emergency headquarters. He has commanded the armed forces to act to help the victims. In the area of tsunami sent warships with troops.
Japan's Prime Minister urged residents to remain calm. "I urge all to remain calm. We must have the spirit of cooperation in order to minimize the damage from the incident," — Naoto Kan said.