New epicenter of the earthquake off the coast of Fukushima

In the northeast of the main Japanese island of Honshu on Sunday there was a new earthquake of magnitude 5.5. 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 off the coast of Fukushima Prefecture, its center lies at a depth of about 10 kilometers.

The strongest tremors were recorded in the prefectures of Fukushima, Miyagi, Iwate, the most seriously affected by the March disaster, as well as in the prefectures of Ibaraki, Tochigi, Gunma, Saitama, Shizuoka, Akita and Aomori.

Since the beginning of the current day in the area this is the sixth earthquake than 4 points. Tremors this time also felt in the southern part of Hokkaido, the ITAR-TASS news agency.

The number of victims of the March disaster in Japan has reached 15,170 people. In the list of missing persons is also listed as 8857 people. Total damage to the country, according to the authorities, more than 25 trillion yen (308 billion dollars).

Another 11 trillion yen (133 billion dollars) can be estimated the damage from the accident at the nuclear power plant "Fukushima-1" that caused the leak of radioactive substances into the environment.

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