5.3 Earthquake in Japan

MOSCOW, December 3 — RIA Novosti. Earthquake of magnitude 5.3 occurred on Saturday night at the eastern coast of the Japanese island of Honshu, the website of the U.S. Geological Survey.

The epicenter of tremors that occurred Saturday 5.55 local time (00.55 MSK), located 60 kilometers south-east of the capital of Japan, Tokyo. The earthquake, as reported by U.S. seismologists at a depth of 17.5 kilometers.

The threat of a tsunami is not reported.

In early March, Japan was the strongest in the history of the country's 9.0-magnitude earthquake, followed by tsunami. As a result of lost or missing, more than 22 thousand people. Elements led to the accident at the nuclear power plant "Fukushima-1", where there were several explosions and radiation leaks.

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