Magnitude rocked Japan March 11 earthquake increased from 8.8 to 9.0. It was announced on Sunday the country's Meteorological Office on the basis of a more detailed study of the available information.
At the same time ever recorded on Earth was recorded only seven earthquakes with magnitude 8.8. According to the scale of the American seismologist Charles Richter, the increase of the magnitude of 1.0 corresponds to an increase of the amplitude fluctuations of 10 and increase the energy of the earthquake is about 32 times.
As the main police headquarters in Japan, in the list of dead and missing after a series of catastrophic earthquakes and tsunami in the north-east of the country at the moment including more than two thousand people.
Over 10 thousand people also appear on the list of persons with whom the authorities can not establish a connection. And more than 390,000 people in Japan were forced to leave their homes and seek safety in shelters — mostly in schools and public buildings, according to ITAR-TASS.
Iponskie meteorologists predict new earthquakes
Over the next three days, Japan may be subject to the new underground shocks of magnitude at least 7.0. Experts believe that the National Meteorological Administration, the likelihood of such a development is 70 percent.
According to them, most of the earthquakes, which for the past two days rocked Japan has its center in the Pacific Ocean to the east of the north-eastern coast of Honshu island in the area of 500 km by 200 km. Based on your experience, observations, experts have concluded that an earthquake similar to the current accompanied by long series of aftershocks.
Over the past two days in Japan have recorded more than 300 earthquakes with a magnitude of 3.0 to 9.0.
What happened on Friday earthquake of magnitude 8.9 in the north-east of Japan Meteorological Agency as a national of the strongest on record. The number of victims of the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan has exceeded one thousand. However, observers have no doubt that more than 10,000 victims of the earthquake and followed them to the devastating tsunami in only one Japanese prefecture of Miyagi, which suffered the most from the disaster.