Earthquake of magnitude 7.1 occurred in the north-east. The authorities have warned about the threat of a new tsunami.
Earthquakes have been recorded at 17.16 local time.
According to eyewitnesses, swaying buildings in Tokyo.
By some estimates, about a meter high wave has reached the coast of Ibaraki Prefecture.
Due to the alarming reports of impending tsunami emergency plant "Fukushima" is carried out emergency evacuation of personnel.
Recall that the last tremors were recorded on April 7 in the Japanese prefecture of Miyagi. Magnitude earthquake, provoking a wave of the tsunami was 7.4. Four people were killed and more than 130 injured.
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By the shores of Honshu is a new tsunami
In the northern part of the main Japanese island of Honshu at 17:16 local time (12:16 Moscow time), there was a new strong earthquake. Reported by the National Meteorological Administration.
On the Pacific coast of Honshu Aomori prefecture in the north to Chiba Prefecture near the Japanese capital announced warning shoreward tsunami height is in Ibaraki Prefecture, is expected to reach 1 meter.
According to ITAR-TASS, stopped traffic on the island a number of trains. The destruction and casualties were reported.
Strong tremors were felt in all prefectures in central and northern Honshu and in the Japanese capital, including the representation of the ITAR-TASS news agency.
Meanwhile, a month after the devastating earthquake and tsunami Japanese citizens commemorate elements minute silence. The funeral ceremony began at 14:46 local time (09:46 Moscow time) — at this time there was the first quake. National TV channels broadcast footage from a shelter for evacuees from the affected areas, in particular Isinomaki city in Miyagi prefecture, which was almost completely destroyed by the tsunami.
A strong earthquake of magnitude 9.0 occurred on 11 March. It was the most devastating for the entire postwar history of Japan, breaking the sad record for the number of victims of the Kobe earthquake in 1995. According to published reports, the official death toll in the 12 affected prefectures in Japan is 13,116 people, and missing are listed 14,337 people. Most of those killed in the prefectures of Miyagi, Fukushima and Iwate.
According to authorities, the element completely or partially destroyed over 150,000 buildings, leaving at least 25 million tons of debris. The damage caused by natural disasters, according to preliminary government estimates, could exceed 25 trillion yen (308 billion dollars).