Japan can expect more trouble. Unfortunately, no less serious than the earthquake in March 2011. The fact that the Japan Meteorological Agency warned of the approach of a powerful typhoon to located in the southern islands of Okinawa Daito, said on Sunday television NHK. As of Sunday 23.00 local time (18.00 MSK), the epicenter of the typhoon, known as "Ma-on» (Ma-on), was located 250 kilometers east of the Daito Islands and was moving in a northwesterly direction at a speed of about 20 kilometers per hour. It is expected that the typhoon will reach the coast of Japan Monday morning. According to preliminary data, the wind speed at the center of the typhoon was 180 kilometers per hour (50 meters per second), and the radius of 300 kilometers.
Recall that the earthquake and tsunami in Japan in March of this year was a disaster for the country. March 11 in Japan, there were two powerful earthquakes. The magnitude of the first earthquake was 8.8, the epicenter was located 373 kilometers to the north? East of Tokyo, his focus lies at a depth of 24 kilometers. Magnitude of 7.1 second. According to seismologists, the epicenter of the earthquake was located 505 kilometers north? East of Tokyo, his focus lies at a depth of 26 kilometers.
Japan is located in one of the most seismically active areas on the planet. According to statistics, there are 20% of the earthquake of 6 points or more.
In a year in Japan is thousands of earthquakes happen in bursts of up to 20 days. Most of the bumps are so weak that they can only fix the precision equipment seismic stations. Strong earthquakes are much less common, but the damage they cause is always great.
Ancient catastrophic earthquake, which tells the Japanese record occurred in 819. "The mountains in many places by faults and many human lives have been ruined."
The largest earthquake recently occurred on 1 September 1923. It is called the Great Kanto Earthquake. It embraced an area of about 56,000 square meters. km on the eastern coast of the central part of the island of Honshu. In the earthquake zone were Tokyo, Yokohama, Yokosuka, eight smaller cities. All of them were completely destroyed and 11 more cities then also suffered greatly.
The earthquake, which lasted for 1 and 2 September, and consisted of 356 aftershocks, the number of people one way or another affected by the disaster to nearly 4 million. Total killed 174,000, missing 542,000. Material damage from the earthquake was 4.5 billion dollars, which at that time was two annual budgets of Japan.
(Source: "Japan Today», № 5, 5/15/1998)
In January 1995, the strongest in decades, magnitude 7.2 earthquake has killed more than 6.4 thousand people in the city of Kobe, homeless were more than 300 thousand people.
March 11 powerful earthquake in the north? Eastern Japan. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the magnitude of the earthquake was 8.9. Its epicenter was 373 kilometers north? East of Tokyo, the center lies at a depth of 24 kilometers. The number of victims of the earthquake in Japan reached 20 people and continues to grow, the exact number of wounded and injured is not known.
A series of strong aftershocks in the north? Eastern Japan and the subsequent tsunami caused damage to the country's Pacific coast.
March 9 earthquake measuring 7.2 occurred off the east coast of Japan. Strong tremors for 30 seconds were felt in Tokyo. As a result, emergency wall fell in one of the schools in the Japanese prefecture of Iwate. Data on injuries were reported.
Mmo country issued a warning about the possibility of a tsunami up to 50 centimeters in the prefectures of Aomori, Iwate, Miyagi, Fukushima. At 12.16 (6.16 MSK) to shore Iwate Prefecture came a wave height of 60 centimeters, it was recorded in Ofunato.
February 27 magnitude 5.2 earthquake occurred in the central part of the Japanese island of Honshu. Earthquakes have been recorded at 05.38 local time (23.38 MSK February 26). The epicenter was located 89 kilometers to the south? West of the city of Nagano at depth 3.8 km. No injuries or damage were reported.
February 17 earthquake of magnitude 5.6 occurred in the Japanese Ryukyu Islands. Earthquakes have been recorded at 08.45 local time (02.45 MSK), 70 kilometers to the south? East of Naha — the administrative center of the Ryukyu Prefecture at a depth of one kilometer. Information about the destruction and the threat of a tsunami has been reported.
February 10 earthquake of magnitude 5.3 occurred off the east coast of the main Japanese island of Honshu. The epicenter was located in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Fukushima prefecture north of Tokyo. The earthquake lies at a depth of 50 kilometers. Tremors were felt in 18 prefectures, including those in the Japanese capital. Reports of the destruction and casualties were reported.
February 5 earthquake of magnitude 5.3 occurred in a few tens of kilometers from the Japanese capital. The epicenter of earthquakes that occurred in 10.56 local time (01.56 MSK February 6), was located 95 kilometers to the south? East of Yokohama on the island of Honshu and 110 kilometers to the south? East of Tokyo. Tremors have been recorded at a depth of 35.6 kilometers. Tsunami hazards was no information on casualties or damage were reported.
On the night of December 23, a powerful earthquake struck south? East of Japan, magnitude quake was 6.3. Earthquake was about 75? Meters for 30 hours in the region. The most powerful — a magnitude 7.4 — occurred in the evening on December 22. After Japan's government issued a warning about the possibility of a tsunami to a number of islands in the South? East of the country, but after a while the warning was canceled.
Data on casualties or damage were reported.
The epicenter of earthquake magnitude that ranged mainly from 4.7 to 5.4, was about 130 * 160 kilometers to the east of the island Titidzima. Hearth quake-lying at a depth of about 10 kilometers.
December 6 5.7 magnitude earthquake occurred on the northern coast of the island of Honshu. Tremors were recorded at 16.30 local time (10.30 MSK). The epicenter was located in the sea east of Aomori prefecture (northern Honshu). The hearth was located at a depth of 10 kilometers. Information about the destruction and injuries were reported.
October 4 6.3 magnitude earthquake occurred in the Pacific Ocean off the Japanese Ryukyu archipelago. Earthquakes have been recorded at 22.28 local time (17.28 MSK). The epicenter was located 115 kilometers east of the island of Ishigaki. The earthquake lies at a depth of 35.9 kilometers. No casualties and extent of damage data have been reported.
September 29 the second in the day an earthquake of magnitude 5.6 occurred in the Japanese island of Honshu. Earthquakes have been recorded at 16:59 local time (11:59 MSK). The epicenter was located 45 kilometers to the south? West of Koriyama in the center of the island. Hearth tremors occur at a depth of 10 kilometers.
Preceding it 5.1 magnitude earthquake was recorded at 03:01 on Wednesday to UTC (Coordinated Universal Time, 07:01 MSK), 30 kilometers to the north? West of Koriyama, at a depth of 21.5 kilometers.