Off the coast of the Japanese Prefecture of Fukushima earthquake

Off the coast of the Japanese Prefecture of Fukushima, an earthquake of magnitude 5.6. About it reports Reuters.

Tremors were felt in the North-Western regions of the country, in Tokyo rocked the building. At the same time, the government has not announced the alarm in connection with possible tsunamis.

About casualties and destruction of messages are not received.

On 2 February it was reported that in the area of the second unit of the Japanese nuclear power plant “Fukushima-1” fixed deadly levels of radiation. Examination revealed that the intensity of radiation is 530 sievert per hour (dose of 20 SV leads to instant death).

Three days earlier in the supports of the reactor was found the hole, presumably resulting from leakage of hot nuclear fuel.

March 11, 2011 was the strongest in the history of Japan earthquake with magnitude 9.1, which caused a tsunami with a wave height of over 40 meters. The storm made landfall, becoming the cause of the accident at NPP “Fukushima-1” where has failed cooling system of reactors. This has led to breach of containment buildings and radioactive contamination of the terrain. The area around the station has left about 300 thousand inhabitants, as a result of the disaster and the subsequent accident killed 18 thousand people.