Honshu Island shakes

On Saturday night, in various parts of the main Japanese island of Honshu was an increase in seismic activity: they recorded more than a dozen earthquakes of varying strength. The strongest of these was a magnitude 5.4 in Gifu prefecture in the center of the island. The epicenter of this earthquake was located near the town of Takayama. At the same time powerful tremors felt residents 19 of the 47 Japanese prefectures, including Tokyo. Tremors in Gifu Prefecture have been going on for more than eight hours at short intervals, but their power is somewhat diminished.

Another earthquake of magnitude 5.2 occurred at the beginning of the current day in the northeast Honshu. Its epicenter was located in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Fukushima Prefecture. According to the National Meteorological Administration, in all these cases there was no tsunami threat, information on casualties or damage were reported.

The Japanese archipelago is located on the junction of four tectonic plates, so every year there are up to 20 percent of the seating on the earth quake of magnitude 6.0 and higher, like ITAR-TASS.

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