5.9 Earthquake in Japan


22.03.11.Zemletryasenie magnitude 5.9 occurred on Tuesday in the middle of the day on the eastern coast of the Japanese island of Honshu. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the epicenter of the shock was located 128 kilometers south-east of Tokyo, in the Pacific Ocean, and focus lies at a depth 11.4 km.
This is the sixth day in the last earthquake with a magnitude above 5.0. The eastern coast of Honshu island nature tests the March 11, when there was a devastating earthquake of magnitude 9.0. In the past ten days, there were about 500 aftershocks (repeated ground strokes), the magnitude of nearly forty of them were above 6.0, according to ITAR-TASS.
According to the newspaper VIEW, on Tuesday night at the eastern coast of Honshu had been three earthquakes with a magnitude of 5.0 to 5.2 on the Richter scale. Epicenters of earthquakes located in the Pacific Ocean at a distance of 100-200 km from the coast, the earth's crust shifts recorded at a depth of 33 km under the ocean floor.

In addition, on Tuesday, on the second and third power emergency Japanese nuclear power plant "Fukushima-1" rose again the pillars of white steam and smoke. On the territory of the nuclear power plant was temporarily suspended all work. Later, the work was resumed, and was named the cause of the accident: recorded on Tuesday night with a second power emissions are water vapor, which was formed as a result of evaporation and boiling injected back sea water for cooling.

At 18.00 Moscow time Monday the disaster victims in Japan officially recognized 8 thousand 805 people. The list of missing more than 12.6 thousand.

Last Sunday MES delivered home 34 Russians who wanted to leave them to Japan.

Only about 3.2 thousand people flew scheduled flights and aircraft MES from Japan to Russia since the disaster. Later the Russian Emergencies Ministry reported the completion of export of Russian citizens from Japan.

Later in the earthquake and tsunami zone in Japan began construction of temporary housing for people whose homes were destroyed by the elements. Later the Japan Meteorological Agency reported that in most of the islands of Japan there is a risk of serious landslides due to increased rainfall. In addition it is reported that the precipitation of 20-21 March emergency plant "Fukushima-1" in Japan as well as in nearby prefectures, increased levels of radiation in the region.


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