6.4-magnitude earthquake occurred in Japan

MOSCOW, July 30 — RIA Novosti. A powerful earthquake of magnitude 6.4 occurred in the north-east Japan, tremors were felt in Tokyo, reports Reuters citing television channel NHK.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, earthquakes have occurred in Sunday 03.53 local time (22.53 MSK Saturday). The epicenter is located 18 kilometers south-east of the city of Iwaki in Fukushima Prefecture and 186 kilometers northeast of Tokyo. The earthquake lies at a depth of 43.5 kilometers.

The possible casualties or damage were reported. It is also unknown whether the crash damaged nuclear power plant "Fukushima-1?. Reports of a tsunami was also not common.

March 11 earthquake and subsequent tsunami have stopped supply of electricity at the plant "Fukushima-1?, Which caused a number of accidents involving radiation leakage into water and soil. Nearly 80,000 people have been evacuated from 20-30 km zone around the plant. In vegetables, meat, tea, and other products from Fukushima prefecture and other areas fell a higher content of radioactive elements.


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