Nearly 50 thousand Japanese were late for work after the earthquake

What happened on Thursday night at a magnitude 5.7 earthquake in northeastern Japan caused major disruptions in the transport communication, almost 50,000 people were unable to get to work or educational institutions, television channel NHK.

According to the channel, resulting in tremors one of the major railway companies in Japan, the company JR (Japan Railways) had to stop the movement of the first train, which, in turn, has led to serious disruptions in the schedule.

A total of 109 trains were delayed, resulting in nearly 50,000 people were not able to get to work or school.

Currently trains normalized.

The earthquake occurred at 04.05 local time on Thursday (23.05 MSK medium). The earthquake lies at a depth of 60 kilometers. Warning about the threat of a tsunami was not announced.

Aftershocks force to "5 +" on the Japanese scale of measurement was felt throughout the Miyagi prefecture. In the area of Fukushima prefecture, where the nuclear power plant emergency, "Fukushima-1" tremors were felt up to 3 points.

As reported later of TEPCO and the "Energy Company of Tohoku" governing nuclear power plant "Fukushima-1", "Fukushima-2" NPP "Onagawa" in Miyagi prefecture hence failure at stations in the earthquake had been recorded.

More than a year ago, March 11, 2011, in north-east Japan earthquake magnitude 9.0, known as the Great East Earthquake. The victims of the tragedy were about 19 thousand people. Following the tremors came on the coast 14-meter tsunami that flooded four of the six reactors, "Fukushima-1" and knocked out reactor cooling system, which led to a series of hydrogen explosions, core melt, resulting in the atmosphere and Ocean were radioactive substances.

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