The number of victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan has exceeded 12.7 thousand

The death toll from the devastating earthquake in northeastern Japan on March 11 and ensuing tsunami has risen to 12 000 750, transmits television channel NHK on Friday, referring to the chief of the National Police.

Previously reported 12 thousand 690 victims.

Unaccounted for in six prefectures listed 14000 706 people.

Earthquake of magnitude 9.0 occurred in the northeast of Japan on March 11, causing a tsunami of more than ten meters.

According to the Institute of Geography of Japan, Osika peninsula on the north-east of the main Japanese island of Honshu in the quake shifted by 5.3 meters

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Seismologists predict a repeat of a strong earthquake in Japan

Russian seismologists predict recurrence of a major earthquake and tsunami in Japan, "Interfax — The Far East."

"Possible second major boost magnitude from 7.5 to 8.5. This push can cause tsunami, so we must be prepared for this event," — quoted by Head of Laboratory Sciences Seismology Institution "Institute of Marine Geology and Geophysics", Doctor of Physics and Mathematical Sciences Ivan Tikhonov.

According to scientists, the epicenter of the quake, may be behind the deep trough about 200 km east of the epicenter megazemletryaseniya, which occurred March 11, 2011.

Source: pik.tv.

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Russian seismologists predicted Japan quake to 8.5

Japan may soon come a new earthquake of magnitude 7.5-8.5. An earthquake can also cause tsunami. These conclusions were Sakhalin seismologists, "Interfax". According to Head of Laboratory Sciences Seismology Institution "Institute of Marine Geology and Geophysics" (IMGG), Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences Ivan Tikhonov, the epicenter of the new quake, most likely, will be located at the deep trough about 200 km east of the epicenter of the earthquake of 11 March 2011.

"There is a certain area, which now stands where there was a strong earthquake. This area is a kind of "live" somewhat independently from the rest

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Whether Japan will cope without nuclear power?

So, Japan stopped the last of 54 nuclear reactors. Whether they will run again, and when, is not known. Surely you can say for the time being only one thing for some time, the country is almost entirely dependent on imported fossil fuels.

Japan is the world's third largest nuclear power, after the United States and France. Before the devastating earthquake and tsunami in March 2011, this sector drew up almost 30% of the country's electricity. Hydroelectricity and other renewable sources accounted for less than 10%. The rest gave fossil fuels, most of which are purchased abroad.

Japan's strong dependence

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The new 6.2-magnitude earthquake occurred in Japan

On Thursday east of Miyagi Prefecture in northeastern Japan, there was a new earthquake of magnitude 6.2, the website of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

Earthquakes have been recorded at 16.15 local time (11.15 MSK). The epicenter was located 126 km north-east of the city of Sendai. The earthquake lies at a depth of 39.6 km, passes RIA "Novosti".

Warning about the threat of a tsunami was not announced.

Yellow rain in India, Japan, U.S.

Rare yellow precipitation occurred in India, district Hebri on Sunday, 27 March, reports mangalorean.com

Were deposited in an area of 5 square meters. kilometers. It is noted odor and pigment residue on cars and foliage as yellow spots. The phenomenon has caused apprehension among the locals, many are wondering if it was not acidic or radioactive rain, brought from Japan.

Some explained the phenomenon of pollution by nitrates from fertilized farmland. Other — waste air emissions of heavy industry. However, so far no definitive explanation for the laboratory analysis is not, experts say.

Less than a week ago, a

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A powerful typhoon is approaching the coast of Japan

Strongest typhoon "Guchol" close to the coast of Japan at a speed of 45 kilometers per hour, according to mmo country.

Now typhoon passes near the south-eastern coast of Japan, and in the evening it will reach the main island of Honshu. The pressure at the center of the typhoon is 960 hPa.

Meteorologists warn that the approach of the typhoon will be accompanied by heavy rains — the rainfall up to 80 millimeters per hour.

How The typhoon season is late summer — early autumn. In June last typhoon hit Japan eight years ago, it was accompanied by squally

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Per day in Japan recorded 14 earthquakes with a magnitude up to 6.1

Fourteen repeated earthquakes with a magnitude of 4.5 to 6.1 have occurred in the past days in the north-eastern Japan, the website of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

The most powerful earthquake, the magnitude of which was originally 6.5, but was later revised to 6.1, occurred around 07.23 local time (02.23 MSK). Hearth tremors occur at depths 5.9 kilometers. The epicenter was located at 109 kilometers from the city of Sendai and 163 kilometers from the province of Fukushima.

The devastating earthquake of magnitude 9.0 occurred in Japan on March 11. It caused a tsunami up to ten meters.

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Japan will pay $ 5 million for the disposal brought to U.S. shores garbage

Japan will give U.S. $ 5 million to dispose of debris and rubbish made tsunami in the Pacific Ocean on March 11 last year, and came to the west coast of America, reported the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan on Friday.

Estimated non-governmental organizations, the tsunami swept into the Pacific Ocean about 1.5 million units of trash and debris, some of which — from 1 to 5% — will introduce the coast of the U.S. and Canada. From the middle of this year, there were reports about detected in the American and Canadian shores of things being lost elements

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In Japan, a new earthquake of magnitude 6.5. Declared the tsunami threat

In the north-east Japan in Miyagi prefecture today at 7:24 am (02:24 MSK), there was a new earthquake of magnitude 6.5.

Three minutes later the Japanese Meteorological Service issued a tsunami warning. The expected wave height will be at least 50 cm, according to ITAR-TASS.

North-eastern Japan hit hard by the devastating March 11 earthquake.

The number of victims in the hardest hit Miyagi prefecture has reached 6000 333 people.

In Kamchatka, experts monitoring the situation. So far no sign that a tsunami wave may reach the peninsula, is not observed, the representative of the Kamchatka Tsunami Warning Center.

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