The number of dead and missing as a result of the devastating earthquake in Japan and ensuing tsunami has exceeded 20 thousand. This was reported today by the country's main police station.
According to the latest data, the official death toll is 8,133 people. Considered missing 12,272 people.
The list of victims will obviously increase. As reported today, the authorities most affected prefectures of Miyagi, only in this region the number of deaths, mostly from the tsunami, clearly more than 15 thousand people.
Meanwhile, an earthquake of magnitude 5.4 occurred today off the northeast coast of the island of Honshu. Its epicenter was 73 km from the city of Sendai, the capital of Miyagi prefecture. This was reported by the U.S. Geological Survey.
Hearth element lies at a depth 51 km. Information on casualties or damage were reported. Earlier today in Japan was recorded series of aftershocks of magnitude 4.6 to 5.7.