Three earthquakes of magnitude 5.0 occurred in the early Friday morning near the eastern coast of Japan, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
Tremors were recorded in 3.31, 04.01 and 05.04 (21.31, 22.01 and 22.05 MSK Thursday) morning local time off the east coast of the Japanese island of Honshu. Earthquake sources located at a depth of 30-36 km. A few minutes after the earthquake happened two more "aftershock" of magnitude 4.8 and 4.9.
Warning of impending tsunami were announced.
Recently, in the Japanese island of Honshu was repeated dozens of earthquakes with a magnitude of 4.7 to 6.0 and above.
Earthquake 6.0 on the Richter scale is strong and can cause considerable damage and lead to loss of life, say seismologists.
In the area of Honshu — the largest island of the Japanese archipelago, on Friday March 11 was one of the strongest in the history of Japan's magnitude 9.0 earthquake. The earthquake caused a tsunami more than ten meters. According to recent reports, the disaster killed or went missing more than 15 thousand people. As representatives of the police, the death toll has reached 5.693 thousand. The number of missing is 9.522 thousand.
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.
After the earthquake on the Japanese nuclear power plant "Fukushima-1" and "Fukushima-2" was a regime of emergency in connection with failure of reactor cooling systems. As a result of incidents at nuclear power plants have been several leaks of radiation, forcing authorities to evacuate people from the 20-kilometer zone around the plant, as well as a ban on flights over the station within a radius of 30 kilometers.