Number of victims of earthquakes in Japan increased to 238

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 238. 19 people are listed in the lists of the missing.

As the administration of the Governor of Isikawa reported, over 15 thousand people remain at temporary accommodation points.

According to the Japanese meteorological agency (JMA), in the period from January 1 to 5, many earthquakes from 5 to 7 points occurred on the NOO Peninsula and off the ISIKAVA coast.

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.