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Earthquakes have been for the second consecutive day occurring in the Pacific Ocean near the Japanese Honshu Island
Earthquakes have been for the second consecutive day occurring in the Pacific Ocean near the Japanese Honshu Island. On Wednesday the magnitude of a tremor registered by the Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk seismological station reached 5.1 points on the Richter scale and on Tuesday the earth tremor was stronger – 7.1 points. The epicentre of the Wednesday earthquake registered at 06:23, Sakhalin time (23:23, Moscow time on November 15) had the coordinates 34 deg. 00 min. latitude north and 143 deg. 00 min. longitude east. This spot is located some 295 kilometres from Tokyo and 1,450 kilometres from Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk. There have been no reports about any negative effects of the earth tremors. Meanwhile, the tsunami threat alert was cancelled in Japan after the Tuesday’s earthquake near Honshu. Itar-Tass correspondent in Tokyo Vladimir Solntsev reported that the tidal wave that reached the coast was not higher than 50 centimetres and caused no harm. Earth tremors were felt in Japan across a large territory from the northern Hokkaido Island to Tokyo. An earthquake with the magnitude three pointed on the Richter scale was felt in the South Kuriles.
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