Number of victims of earthquakes in Japan increased to 215

The number of victims of the series of earthquakes that occurred in the first week of January on the Nota Peninsula in the Ishikawa Prefecture in the west of Japan has increased to 215. 38 people are listed in the lists of the missing.

According to the administration of the Governor of Isikawa, as a result of earthquakes, over 4.1 thousand buildings were damaged, more than 24 thousand people remain at temporary accommodation points, and rescuers cannot reach 2.5 due to blocked roads to settlements. thousand inhabitants in the disaster zone.

In the hospitals of the region, 567 people who suffered as a result of a natural disaster continue. Search and rescue operations continue.

The Japanese government promised to prepare the points of temporary accommodation in the nearby provinces of Fukui, Toyam and Niigat for 10 thousand people from the distress zone.

The Japanese meteorological agency (JMA) previously reported that on January 1-5, a series of earthquakes of magnitude from five to seven.

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.