According to USGS, the earthquake occurs at depths 34.9 kilometers. The epicenter was located 250 kilometers east of emergency plant "Fukushima-1" and 411 kilometers northeast of Tokyo.
Earthquakes have been recorded on July 10 around 5:00 am Moscow time. According to estimates seismologists this is the 76th in a row and so far the most powerful aftershock of the devastating March 11 earthquake.
After hitting underground along the north-eastern coast of Japan was the tsunami. It was expected that the wave height will be half a meter, but in fact came to the shore wave height of only 10 cm in two hours after the earthquake, the tsunami threat was canceled.
Information about the destruction and casualties were reported. Tokyo Electric Power Company said that any damage due to the new earthquake was registered. However, with emergency plant "Fukushima" was evacuated the entire staff.
Tsunami alarm in Sakhalin and the Kuril Islands has not been announced, threatening the coast of this region do not.
In addition, an earthquake of magnitude 5.3 points occurred Sunday afternoon in eastern Indonesia. The epicenter of quake was located 32 kilometers north-east of Warren in West Papua province on the island of New Guinea, and the focus was at a depth of 10 kilometers. In this case, the possibility of a tsunami warning has not been announced.
As reported by "Beep", at least eleven people were injured in the quake, which occurred on the night of June 30 in Nagano Prefecture in central Japan. The earthquake, the magnitude of which, according to the Meteorological Agency, was 5.4 points, occurred in March 18, Moscow time. The epicenter of earthquake was located about 170 kilometers north-west of Tokyo and at a depth of 4 kilometers. All the victims — residents of Matsumoto in age from 40 to 70 years.
Meanwhile, seismologists have not ruled out the possibility of repeated earthquakes in the region. Tremors were felt in 11 of the 47 prefectures of Japan. As a result of the disaster suffered ancient castle Matsumoto — appeared on his wall about ten cracks. In addition, in a school partially collapsed wall, hitting junior class student.
Previous earthquakes recorded in Japan on June 23. Then there was a strong earthquake measuring 6.7 points. After that, the National Meteorological Administration announced a tsunami threat. The epicenter was located in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Iwate Prefecture, his focus lies at a depth of about 20 kilometers beneath the ocean floor. The most powerful tremors have been recorded in the prefectures of Iwate and Aomori. Zone earthquake occurred included in Japan's northernmost island of Hokkaido and the central part of the Kanto region on Honshu, including Tokyo and neighboring Chiba and Kanagawa prefectures.
According to some projections, the aftershocks after the earthquake that occurred in Japan on March 11, may occur for another ten years. With such dire predictions made by fellow U.S. Geological Survey geophysicist Ross Stein. According to the researcher, Tokyo will have to remain on guard for years to come. "No one should think that after a few weeks or months, it's over," — said the scientist. According to the authors of publications, a strong earthquake of magnitude 9.0 and fluctuations breeds increased pressures on the Japan Trench, located in the western part of the Pacific Ocean along the eastern edge of the island of Honshu. This suggests that the aftershocks will be repeated to the north and south of the main chamber, is in the immediate vicinity of the Tohoku region, the researchers note.
After the devastating earthquake in Japan on March 11 and the ensuing tsunami on nuclear power plant "Fukushima-1" to give the cooling system, the facility was introduced emergency mode. Subsequently, several explosions occurred Units, which resulted in the release of radioactive elements in the atmosphere. Authorities evacuated people from a 20-kilometer zone around the plant. She later appeared information about the discovery in a number of areas of Japan the radioactive elements in the air, sea and drinking water and food. April 12 was reported that radiation levels in towns within 40 miles of the Japanese nuclear power plant "Fukushima-1" significantly higher than normal.
Author: Rinat Nakipov