Japanese earthquake recorded near the spaceport

Earthquake of magnitude 5.7 occurred on Saturday at 21:58 local time (16:58 MSK) in southern Japanese archipelago. The earthquake was located near the southern part of the island tanegashima, where the country's only launch site, at a depth of about 10 kilometers.

Report emergency national meteorological office does not inform about the destruction, no tsunami risk.

Powerful tremors have been recorded in Kagoshima Prefecture, Oita, Miyazaki, Hiroshima, Ehime, Kochi and Kumamoto. Since the beginning of the current day in Japan was more than ten earthquakes with a magnitude of more than 4.

Most often, tremors were recorded in the north-east of the island of Honshu. According to experts, the increased seismic activity in the Pacific coast of Japan, which is celebrated here after the March disaster continuously for a month, will continue for some time.

March 11 off the coast of Japan's magnitude 9.1 earthquake, in which there was a powerful tsunami. Hundreds of thousands of homes were damaged or destroyed and tens of thousands of people killed, injured or missing. There were serious problems at the nuclear power plant "Fukushima-1".

During the four weeks of aftershocks rocked Japan varying magnitudes. Late at night on April 7 at the eastern coast of the country there was a new earthquake of magnitude 7.4. The earthquake killed at least four of them, more than 140 people were injured. At a number of the country's nuclear power plants have a problem relating to the restriction of power supply.

 

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