Fourteen repeated earthquakes with a magnitude of 4.5 to 6.1 have occurred in the past days in the north-eastern Japan, the website of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).
The most powerful earthquake, the magnitude of which was originally 6.5, but was later revised to 6.1, occurred around 07.23 local time (02.23 MSK). Hearth tremors occur at depths 5.9 kilometers. The epicenter was located at 109 kilometers from the city of Sendai and 163 kilometers from the province of Fukushima.
The devastating earthquake of magnitude 9.0 occurred in Japan on March 11. It caused a tsunami up to ten meters. According to the latest police data, the number of victims of disaster exceeded 11,000 people, more than 17.3 thousand people are reported missing.
After the earthquake and tsunami on the nuclear power plant "Fukushima-1" was recorded a series of accidents caused by the failure of the cooling system.
As a result of incidents at the plant revealed several radiation leaks, forcing authorities to evacuate people from the 20-kilometer zone around the plant, as well as a ban on flights over the station within a radius of 30 kilometers. She later appeared information about the discovery in a number of areas of Japan radioactive elements, including isotopes of iodine and cesium in the air, sea and drinking water as well as in food.