Japan may be headed for disaster


The catastrophic earthquake in northern Japan, which took place in March 2011, not fully defused accumulated in this zone tectonic stresses, and in the next year and a half, we can expect a new earthquake of magnitude of about 9.0, RIA Novosti reported with reference to the Alexis Lyubushin seismologist at the Institute Physics of the Earth named Schmidt.



He presented his report at the European Geosciences Union in Vienna. Lyubushin conducted an analysis of low-frequency seismic noise in this region, collected from a network of 78 specialized broadband seismic stations (network F-net). The results showed that there remain quite high tectonic stresses. "Region Nankai trough near Tokyo can be a place in the next megazemletryaseniya 2013-2014 year," — said in a report.

An earthquake measuring 9.0 on the northeastern Japan March 11, 2011 was officially named the Great East Japan Earthquake. It caused a huge tsunami, overcomes all the predictions of scientists: the wave height was more than 15 meters. Dead and missing are registered 18,549 thousand. Been partially or completely destroyed about 380,000 buildings.

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