More than 10 earthquakes occurred in Japan

A series of earthquakes recorded on the island of Honshu in Japan, information about the victims, casualties or damage were reported.

Increased seismic activity was last night in different parts of the main Japanese island of Honshu. The strongest earthquakes of magnitude 5.4 occurred on Sunday in Gifu prefecture in central Honshu.

The epicenter of this earthquake was located near the town of Takayama (Gifu Prefecture). At the same time powerful tremors felt residents 19 of the 47 Japanese prefectures, including the area of the capital. Tremors in Gifu Prefecture continued for more than 8 hours at short intervals, but their power is somewhat diminished.

Another earthquake of magnitude 5.2 occurred at the beginning of the current day in the northeast Honshu. Its epicenter was located in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Fukushima Prefecture.

In all cases, according to the National Meteorological Administration, no tsunami threat. The Japanese archipelago is located at the junction of four tectonic plates, so every year there are up to 20% of the seating on the earth quake of magnitude 6.0 or higher, according to ITAR-TASS.

Source: A Look

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