Earthquake of magnitude 5.0 occurred off the east coast of Japan

Earthquake of magnitude 5.0 occurred on Saturday in the ocean off the east coast of Japan, said in a statement posted on the U.S. Geological Survey.

Earthquakes have been recorded at 08.43 Moscow time. The epicenter was located off the coast of Honshu island at 21 kilometers south-east of the city of Iwaki. Hearth lies at a depth of 30 kilometers.

No threat of a tsunami. On the possible victims, damaged or destroyed as a result of rampant elements are not reported.

About two years ago, March 11, 2011, in north-east Japan was one of the largest earthquakes, magnitude 9.0, known as the Great East Earthquake. Following the tremors came on the coast 14-meter tsunami that flooded four of the six reactors, "Fukushima-1" and knocked out reactor cooling system, which led to a series of hydrogen explosions, molten core. Complete elimination of the accident, including the dismantling of the reactors, will take about 40 years.

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