The number of victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan has exceeded 12.7 thousand

The death toll from the devastating earthquake in northeastern Japan on March 11 and ensuing tsunami has risen to 12 000 750, transmits television channel NHK on Friday, referring to the chief of the National Police.

Previously reported 12 thousand 690 victims.

Unaccounted for in six prefectures listed 14000 706 people.

Earthquake of magnitude 9.0 occurred in the northeast of Japan on March 11, causing a tsunami of more than ten meters.

According to the Institute of Geography of Japan, Osika peninsula on the north-east of the main Japanese island of Honshu in the quake shifted by 5.3 meters in a south-easterly direction and dropped to 1.2 meters.

After the earthquake, the NPP "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.

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 products.

Almost a month later, on April 7, in north-eastern Japan was recorded after the most powerful earthquake aftershock. Magnitude aftershocks of 7.1.



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