The Japan Meteorological Agency warned of a high probability of damaging aftershocks of magnitude 7, broadcasting company NBC NHK.
At a press conference on Tuesday, the agency reported that the aftershocks have been observed less frequently, but the aftershocks of magnitude 7 or more are still possible.
Officials warned that the aftershocks could destroy buildings, already damaged by the earthquake and tsunami, or trigger another powerful tsunami.
Previously reported that in the eastern coast of Honshu island on Tuesday, seismologists have recorded about two dozen aftershocks of varying magnitude — from 4.5 to 6.6. Information about new destruction and victims.
Meanwhile, the National Police Agency of Japan gives new information on the dead and missing. According to authorities at 23:00 local time on 22 March, as a result of natural disasters killed 199 people 9000, another 13 000 786 people are reported missing. Injuries, according to police, were 2722 people.
Police also reported data on property losses. So completely destroyed more than 14.7 thousand buildings, over 102.5 thousand — in part.