Earthquake of magnitude 6.8 occurred on Wednesday in the north-east of Japan, announced the threat of a tsunami, the U.S. Geological Survey reports.
According to seismologists, the epicenter was located 260 kilometers south-east of the port city of Kushiro in Hokkaido. Hearth tremors occur at a depth of 10 kilometers.
According to the Geological Survey, a few seconds after the earthquake in the same area, there was another quake of magnitude 6.8.
The National Meteorological Agency of Japan announced a warning about the threat of a tsunami in Aomori and Iwate prefectures on the island of Hokkaido, with the height of the waves caused by the element will be, according to the forecast, not more than half.
As reported by RIA Novosti Russian Emergencies Ministry, in Yuzhno-Kurilsk tremors were felt by force 3-4, the wave height forecast to be not higher than 20 inches, no tsunami threat.
According to the central board of Sakhalin MOE, the epicenter of the magnitude 7.1 earthquake was located in 388 kilometers south-east of the village Malokurilskoye South Kuril District.
"Oschuschaemost this seismic event in the South Kuril area was 3-4, in the Kurile region — 2-3 points. Injuries or damage. Tsunami threat to the Russian coast is missing. Residents and visitors of this area should remain calm," — said in a statement EMERCOM.
Almost a year ago, March 11, 2011, in north-east Japan earthquake with magnitude 9.0, which was officially named the Great Earthquake. It caused a tsunami that reached a height of 30-40 meters. The disaster killed or missing, more than 19 thousand people. Nearly 380,000 homes were destroyed or destruction.