In the area of nuclear power plant emergency, Fukushima was a new strong earthquake


22.03.11. Tremors of magnitude 6.6 recorded on Tuesday, March 22, to the east of the Japanese prefecture of Fukushima. Recall that in this area is the emergency plant "Fukushima-1".

The epicenter of the earthquake that struck at 16:18 local time (09:18 on Kiev), was located at 312 kilometers east of the city of Fukushima and 415 miles north-east of the capital of Japan, Tokyo, RIA Novosti reported with reference to the USGS .

According to the service, the earthquake lies at a depth of 26.5 kilometers. The threat of a tsunami has not been announced.

Recall, March 11, in the north-east Japan earthquake with magnitude 8.9 points. Its epicenter was located 373 kilometers northeast of Tokyo, the center lies at a depth of 24 kilometers. Soon, in the same area there are several powerful aftershocks. The magnitude of the strongest aftershock of 7.1.

According to the latest reports, the earthquake and ensuing tsunami killed more than 9000 people. Considered missing for more than 12 thousand people.

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The third day of a major earthquake occurred in Japan

22.03.11.Trete day strong earthquake of magnitude 6.6 occurred today in north-eastern Japan, the epicenter was located at 179 km south-east from the city of Hachinohe.

On this day reports RIA "Novosti" with reference to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Earthquakes have been recorded at 18.44 local time (12.44 MSK). The earthquake lies at a depth of 15.5 kilometers.

Warnings about the threat of a tsunami was not announced yet.

9.0-magnitude earthquake occurred in Japan on March 11, it caused a tsunami ten meters. According to the latest data, the number of dead and missing in the disaster is approaching 22 thousand people.

In recent days, in the east of Japan are a series of aftershocks — almost every day, it is fixed at least 20 earthquakes with a magnitude greater than 5.0.


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