The earthquake and tsunami in Japan: 1,300 dead, 2,600 missing

The earthquake and tsunami in Japan.  Photo: REUTERS.  Kyodo

In Japan, on the disaster killed and missing more than 2 thousand 600 people. Japanese authorities have officially confirmed the death of over 1,300 people from the devastating magnitude 9 earthquake that struck on March 11 in the north-east of the country.
Even thousands of people are reported missing. The authorities can not reach tens of thousands of residents. Rescue services regularly report new found bodies of victims.
The police chief of Miyagi prefecture, which suffered more than others from the tidal wave, suggests that only in his prefecture death toll exceeds 10,000. "I have no doubt about this," — he said.

The earthquake and tsunami in Japan.  Photo: REUTERS.  Kyodo
Only in cities and Higasimatsusima Minamisanriku who had been a tsunami strike, the lists are temporarily unavailable due to number about 20,000 people, according to ITAR-TASS.
Occurred March 11, 2011 8.9 magnitude earthquake in northeast Japan Meteorological Agency as a national of the strongest on record. March 13 in the northeast of the Japanese island of Honshu there was a new earthquake of magnitude 6.0. National Directorate of Meteorology of Japan warns of possible danger of tsunami waves on the Pacific coast.
Over the next three days, Japan may be subject to the new underground shocks of magnitude at least 7.0. Experts believe that the National Meteorological Administration, the likelihood of such a development is 70 percent. According to them, most of the earthquakes, which for the past two days rocked Japan has its center in the Pacific Ocean to the east of the north-eastern coast of Honshu island in the area of 500 km and a width of 200 kilometers.


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