The Earths axis shifted by an earthquake in 17 centimeters

The massive earthquake in Japan has led to a shift in the Earth's own axis around which the planet is balanced by weight, of 17 centimeters and a reduction in the length of Earth's day by 1.8 microseconds. These improved data led Richard Gross of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, located in Pasadena (California). Two days were other options — 15 centimeters and 1.6 microseconds.

Preliminary calculations have to check and adjust based on the testimony orbiting U.S. satellites. Their data can create the most accurate picture of developments in the world of change. Scientists believe highly probable new adjustments continuing

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A strong earthquake of magnitude 7.2 occurred off the east coast of Japan

A strong earthquake of magnitude 7.2 occurred off the east coast of Japan, according to mmo Japan.

The earthquake occurred at 11.45 (5.45 MSK), data on casualties or damage were reported.

According to RIA Novosti, strong aftershocks within 30 seconds were felt in Tokyo.

Mmo country issued a warning about the possibility of a tsunami up to 50 centimeters in Aumori prefectures, Iwate, Miyagi, Fukushima.

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5.8 magnitude earthquake occurred in Japan

Earthquake of magnitude 5.8 occurred on Tuesday near the eastern coast of the Japanese island of Honshu, according to a statement on the website of the Meteorological Agency of Japan.

According to the agency, the tremors have been recorded in 21.27 local time. The epicenter was located at 119 km south-east of the capital of Japan, Tokyo. Hearth lies at a depth of 30 kilometers.

Tremors were felt up to two points in the Japanese capital and nearby areas.

Launched a second expedition to study the effects of RGS Fukushima

The second expedition of the Russian Geographical Society (RGS) to assess the consequences of the accident at the Japanese nuclear power plant "Fukushima-1" went to Friday from Vladivostok in the Pacific Ocean on the ship "Akademik Shokal'skii", RIA Novosti deputy director of the Far Eastern Regional Hydrometeorological Research Institute Eugene Karasev.

The first stage of expedition, received a grant RGS, launched April 22, 2011 from Vladivostok. 28 days expedition on the research vessel "Pavel Gordienko" was held in Vladivostok in the Strait between the Japanese islands of Honshu and Hokkaido, and then along the Kuril Islands to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. The

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Dzhelavat ceased to be a serious threat to Japan

Tropical Storm Dzhelavat loses its intensity, leaving almost all its power from the Japanese Ryukyu Islands. Still, the system will continue to bring precipitation in the most densely populated part of Japan with the status ekstratropicheskogo cyclone.

Vyplesnuv bulk of rain west of Tokyo, Dzhelavat focused on the remaining forces of the center. Honshu. Wind speed was 96 km / h with gusts up to 144 km / h In addition to the coast of the island has risen high enough Surges wave. Rainfall on Honshu could easily pass for a 127 mm, and in mountainous terrain may

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Powerful typhoon approaches the Japanese island of Okinawa

One of the most powerful in recent years, tropical cyclones approaching the island of Okinawa in the south-western Japan, said on Saturday, the Associated Press referring to the Japan Meteorological Agency.

Typhoon "Bolaven" (Bolaven) — for 15 in a row this year — is moving in a northwesterly direction at a speed of 15 kilometers per hour, the cyclone is accompanied by wind gusts of 215 kilometers per hour. As expected, the elements fall on the southern coast of the island on Sunday.

Similar in strength typhoon "Nabi" killed more than 20 people in Japan in 2005.

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Typhoon Talas cut communication with the islands in Primorye

Restored ferry service between Vladivostok and the Russian island and Popov. Interrupt it had before the storm because of the strong wind. Bad weather in Primorye brought come from the coast of Japan typhoon "Talas".

In the central and eastern parts of the region are the second day continuous rains. The region has already dropped about two monthly rainfall. This led to the exit of the banks of several rivers: Rudnevka in Dalnegorsk city district, Avvakumovka Olginskiy in the metro area, Serebrianka Terneisky in the metro area.

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Japan underestimated tsunami hazard for nuclear power plants

Japanese authorities underestimated the tsunami hazard for its nuclear power plants, according to Reuters, citing a report of the IAEA experts, on a visit to Japan.

On it informs RIA "Novosti".

According to the newspaper VIEW, March 11 in Japan, there was the strongest in the history of the country's 9.0-magnitude earthquake. The earthquake moved the island of Honshu by 2.4 meters, reduced terrestrial day by 1.6 microseconds and shifted Earth's axis by about 15 centimeters.

This was followed by a tsunami. According to the Institute of Geography of Japan, tsunami covered a total area of 561

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On the western coast of Japan going swarms of giant jellyfish

Number of these animals is growing rapidly due to an increase in sea temperature and a decrease in natural enemies. Millions of giant jellyfish Nomura (Stomolophus nomurai) again invaded the territorial waters of the rising sun. These creatures resemble a great sea monsters of science fiction and horror films — they reach a diameter of about two meters and weigh up to 200 pounds! Once in the network, the giant jellyfish often tearing them with their weight and pressured fish.

A clear idea of the size of these sea animals is a event that took place in the autumn

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Japan will not build new nuclear power plants

Japan will not build new nuclear reactors, but the existing power units that were stopped because of the earthquake, should be re-started after their security, Prime Minister of Japan Yoshihiko Noda at a news conference on Friday.

"Building new nuclear reactors is unrealistic and difficult. Existing reactors the end of their life will be dismantled. I think this updating them is not. This is mainstream. As for the near future, after a thorough security check, including passing the stress tests those reactors that are ready to restart, you need to put into operation, with the agreement of the local population,

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