While the world gossiping about the fate of Fukushima-1 in Japan is increasing among seismologists darkest forebodings. They predicted that in the next few months, the country will suffer a new, catastrophic earthquake that destroyed Tokyo. Their counterparts in the U.S. does not rule out this possibility.
Interpreter blog in mid-March, drew the attention of his readers to the fact that the earthquake of 9 points on March 11, which dealt with the huge tsunami damage in Japan — it's not the worst thing in the list of ills that have befallen the country samurai. Worst of all are somewhat following facts. First, the seismic activity in Japan following the March 11 not waned. Only on Saturday in the Tokyo earthquake measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale. In just the last month in Japan, there have been over1000so-called "aftershock" earthquake. Typically, these tremors occur after a major earthquake.
However, the frequency and total number indicate that seismic activity in the region of the islands of Japan are not in decline. According to the statistics of earthquakes in Japan, which is located right at the junction of four tectonic plates — the Eurasian, North American, Philippine and Pacific sea, is very high probability of aftershocks with magnitude greater than 7 -7.5 points.
Seismologists have is alarming is the fact that the sea around Japan earthquake began to shift closer to the surface of the Earth — if they occurred in March at a depth of 20-25 km, in April they occurred at a depth of 10-12 kilometers.
Consider such an earthquake harmless in any case impossible.
— 'The big misconception is the idea that the aftershocks of the earthquake are not dangerous. As statistics show California earthquake, more than a third of all earthquakes in the region have been exactly "repeated" shocks"- Said seismologist Lucy Jones of the U.S. Geological Survey National.
Second, the March 11 disaster was a little unexpected for seismologists — it did not happen, where it waited. The fact that the Japanese were waiting for repetition monstrous earthquake in 1923 (which killed 142 people) in the area south-east of Tokyo. According to statistics, it happens once in 70-80 years. The current seismic activity may directly provoke a repetition of the disaster. Experts estimate that the U.S. Geological Survey seismologists and Japan, expect a strong "re" earthquake in Japan followed for 3-7 months (May-December 2011) after the first shock, which was held on March 11.
Geologists and seismologists from the National Geological Service of the U.S. says that it was for such a scheme, a devastating earthquake in New Zealand in February 2011. The first powerful impulse was recorded in October 2010, but it was just "re" earthquake destroyed the city of Christchurch, killing more than 300 people.
According to UN estimates, like an earthquake, despite the modern construction techniques, can lead to the collapse of hundreds and even thousands of homes in Tokyo, as well as the deaths of up to 10,000 people. In terms of economic losses could reach $ 3 trillion. According to Japanese authorities, tens of thousands of people in the country of the Rising Sun is sick psycho-neurological disorder — they think that the earth is constantly moving under them. However, it is difficult to expect something different when in Japan this month took place before 1000 earthquakes.
Recall Interpreter blog in mid-March, the first online media spread information about the intention of the Russian authorities to settle refugees from Japan in the Far East. A day after our publication of it officially announced the third president of the Russian Federation. New strong earthquake could cause irreparable damage to Japan — some scientists do not exclude even the flooding ocean of its territory. In this case, the Japanese have no choice but to occupy Sakhalin and other regions of the Far East.