Almost 20 repeated earthquakes occurred in Japan for a day

Series of 18 repeated earthquakes with a magnitude of 5.0 to 6.2 occurred on Sunday near the eastern coast of Japan, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Groundwater level were recorded in the region of the island of Honshu — the largest island of the Japanese archipelago, where on Friday was one of the strongest in the history of Japan's magnitude 9.0 earthquake. The earthquake caused a tsunami more than ten meters.

The epicenter was located 373 kilometers northeast of Tokyo, his focus lies at a depth of 24 kilometers. Soon, in the same area several more powerful aftershocks above magnitude 6.0. Total U.S. Geological Survey has recorded about 30 Saturday repeated aftershocks of magnitude 5.0 to 6.8.

Earthquakes with magnitude greater than 7.0, which may cause a tsunami, may be repeated in Japan for a month, reported national meteorological agencies.

As reported on Sunday, the Kyodo News Agency, the number of dead and missing as a result of the Great East Japan Earthquake, as it is called in the history of the strongest earthquake in the northeast of the country, has reached two thousand. 1.13 Almost a thousand people were injured.

Source: http://www.rian.ru/jpquake_news/20110313/350909668.html

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