Seismologists have raised the estimate of the magnitude of the earthquake in Japan to 8.9

Japanese authorities reported the earthquake victims in JapanSeismologists have once again raised the estimate of the magnitude of the earthquake on Friday in Japan, which now is 8.9, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
When the first report of its magnitude earthquake was estimated at 7.9, then seismologists upgraded to 8.8.
According to some data, the epicenter of the earthquake was located 373 kilometers northeast of Tokyo, his focus lies at a depth of 24 kilometers.
Japanese authorities reported injured in the quake, but the exact number is unknown.
In Miyagi prefecture came tsunami ten meters to the north of Hokkaido — six meters, a tsunami threat is declared in Iwate and Fukushima prefectures.
According to AFP, Tokyo held a partial evacuation. In Tokyo, a siren, warning about the beginning of a strong earthquake, and the female voice of the people to be calm and in case of continuation and strengthening of shocks in suitable locations.
In the Japanese prefecture of Miyagi, on Friday suspended its work automatically Onagawa nuclear power plant.
Highways in the Japanese prefecture of Iwate partially collapsed into the sea because of the earthquake — dozens of cars with people fell into the water, according to Japanese broadcaster NHK.

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