Two earthquakes of magnitude 6.7 occurred on Wednesday night at the eastern coast of Honshu island at intervals of a minute information on possible casualties or damage were reported, the website of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).
According to Xinhua News Agency, a tsunami warning for Iwate Prefecture common.
The epicenter of tremors recorded in 06.50 local time (01.50 MSK), and then to 06.51, was located, according to updated figures, 88 km south-east from the city of Hachinohe and 524 kilometers northeast of Tokyo. The earthquake lies at a depth of 32 kilometers.
In March, in the north-east Japan earthquake with magnitude 9.0, triggered a tsunami height of 10 meters. As a result of the disaster left more than 15,000 people.
In the northern part of Japan was a strong earthquake of magnitude 6.7
In the north-east of the island of Honshu on Thursday at 06:51 local time (01:51 Moscow time) there was a strong earthquake of magnitude 6.7. The National Meteorological Administration announced a tsunami threat, the data on the destruction specified.
The epicenter was located in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Iwate Prefecture, his focus lies at a depth of about 20 kilometers beneath the ocean floor. The most powerful tremors have been recorded in the prefectures of Iwate, Aomori, Miyagi and Fukushima, in whose territory the nuclear power plant emergency, "Fukushima-1". In the same area are a number of other nuclear facilities, the information on how to affect ground motion on their technical condition, not yet reported.
At the same time, the authorities Iwate Prefecture ordered the evacuation of a number of coastal towns. Local residents advised to stay away from potentially hazardous areas. Meteorologists believe that the height of the tsunami waves off the coast of Iwate Prefecture can reach 50 centimeters, but at the same time warned of the possibility of strengthening it.
This zone included the earthquake in Japan's northernmost island of Hokkaido and the central part of the Kanto region on Honshu, including Tokyo and neighboring Chiba and Kanagawa prefectures, according to ITAR-TASS.
Source: RIA "Novosti".