Number of victims of earthquakes in Japan increased to 180

The number of victims of the series of earthquakes that occurred on the peninsula in the Ishikawa Prefecture in West Japan increased to 180.

According to the administration of the Governor of Isikawa, more than 28 thousand people are still in the evacuation point.

After two -week holidays on January 9, classes began in Japan, but study did not begin in more than 80 schools in ISIKAV, injured from the earthquake.

Earlier, JMA reported that on January 1-4, on the NOO Peninsula, which is the northern part of the Ishikav prefecture, as well as on the coast of the peninsula, there was a series of earthquakes with magnitude from 4 to 7. On Friday, January 5, another series of earthquakes occurred on the peninsula. .

The observation post in the city of Vazima in the prefecture of Isikawa recorded the largest shift, the movement went horizontally about 1.3 meters to the west.

Japan is one of the ten most seismic hazardous countries of the world, most often suffering from the consequences of destructive earthquakes.

located in the Pacific “Fire Ring”, Japan in its entire history has experienced more than one deadly earthquake.

Pacific “Fire Ring” – an area around the perimeter of the Pacific Ocean, in which most active volcanoes are located and many earthquakes occur.

Since 1995, about 70 earthquakes of magnitude 6 and above have occurred in Japan, as a result of which tens of thousands of people died.