The region, which contains the Japanese archipelago, one of the most earthquake-prone on the ground. Therefore, the earthquake and tsunami were not uncommon - and many of them were destructive. Thus, in the XVIII century, a terrible earthquake caused a multimeter waves and Fuji volcano, killing more than 5 (five) thousand. In the XX century earthquake of 1923 almost completely destroyed Tokyo and Yokohama, the height of the tsunami then reached twelve (12) meters.
Then disaster victims were 174 (one hundred and seventy-four) thousand, even 542 (five hundred and forty-two) thousands still missing, more than a million homeless. The total number of victims was about four (4) million. And not so long ago - in 1995 - the earthquake occurred near the city of Kobe. Propulsion exceed seven (7) on the Richter scale. Then killed almost 6.5 (six and a half) thousand.
According to ITAR-TASS, the head of the consular department of the Russian Embassy in Tokyo Sergei Kastornov, I quote: - According to the embassy collected so far preliminary data, none of the embassy staff in other parts of Japan, as well as their family members, was not injured. No information about the destruction of our buildings - end quote.
Diplomats continue to gather information about Russian citizens who are currently in Japan. The threat of a tsunami, and declared in the three districts of Sakhalin region. As the Russian Emergency Ministry - ships in port out to sea, and in addition, to evacuate residents to safer places. Rescuers advice to anyone who is currently in the coastal area of southern Kuril and Northern Kuril area off the coast.