New earthquake of magnitude 6.5 occurred on Monday at 7:24 am local time (02:24 GMT) in Miyagi Prefecture in northeastern Japan. Three minutes later the Japanese Meteorological Service issued a tsunami warning to the expected wave heights of at least 50 centimeters. The epicenter of the earthquake in the Pacific Ocean off the east coast of Honshu, located at 109 km from the city of Sendai and 161 km from the city of Fukushima. The epicenter lies at a depth of 5.9 km, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.
While in Kamchatka no tsunami threat, said the Kamchatka Tsunami Warning Center. Specialists are monitoring the situation, but there is no indication that the tsunami could reach the peninsula, is not observed, the ITAR-TASS news agency.
North-eastern Japan hit hard by the devastating magnitude 9.0 earthquake that occurred on March 11. The number of victims in the hardest hit Miyagi prefecture has reached 6000 333 people. In neighboring Iwate and Fukushima prefectures were killed, respectively, 3000 and 946 152 inhabitants. In these and other regions of the island of Honshu element completely destroyed about 19,000 buildings, the tsunami took away into the ocean in 1165 houses, 200 houses completely burned. Severely damaged over 2 thousand sites of the roadway.
The total number of dead and missing in the disaster, according to the latest data, is 27 000 110. Body of 10 000 489 dead already identified by relatives. Injuring 2000 777 16 000 489 more people listed as missing.
The earthquake that struck the north-east of Honshu on March 11, was the most devastating for the country's post-war history. The number of casualties it has surpassed the sad record of seismic disasters in 1896 and 1995. More people have died just in the Great Kanto Earthquake that devastated Tokyo and Yokohama September 1, 1923. According to official data, then killed 174,000 people.
Japan lifted a tsunami threat warning
The Japan Meteorological Agency lifted the warning about the threat of a tsunami in the northeast of the country. It is reported by the local agency Kyodo News.
Earlier it was reported that the Japanese government expected tsunami of 50 cm after the magnitude 6.5 earthquake. It happened at 2:23 am MSK in 109 km east of g.Senday on o.Honsyu and 161 km from Fukushima. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the earthquake was located at a depth of 5.9 km. Information on casualties or damage as a result of this earthquake has been reported.
The devastating earthquake of March 11, 2011. magnitude 9.0 and subsequent tsunami devastated the infrastructure of the north-eastern Japan and knocked out the cooling system of reactors at the plant "Fukushima-1", which led to the fire, a number of explosions and radiation leak at the plant. The total number of victims of the earthquake and tsunami has exceeded 10 thousand.