As reported vesti.ru, in the northeast of the Japanese island of Hokkaido today at 21:49 local time, an earthquake of magnitude 5.0. According to the National Meteorological Administration, no destruction, the threat of a tsunami has not been announced.
The epicenter was located in the Pacific Ocean north of the port city of Nemuro, hearth quake lies at a depth of about 70 kilometers. The most notable variations were recorded in the northern and eastern coasts of the island, according to ITAR-TASS.
March 11 this year, the most powerful in recent years, and the devastating earthquake in the neighboring island of Honshu and the subsequent tsunami have caused the accident at the nuclear power plant "Fukushima-1", the consequences of which can not be resolved to this day. Seawater samples pokazyvvayut that the content of radioactive strontium in it is 240 times higher than the acceptable norm. Traces of strontium for the first time identified in the groundwater in the area of the first and second power plant emergency.
In areas of lower station has accumulated more than 100,000 tons of radioactive water is clean, you should start as soon as possible, since, according to the experts, in connection with the arrival of the rainy season drainage stations already by June 20 will not cope with their functions. This can lead to major loss of radioactive liquid into the Pacific Ocean.