Seismologists do not exclude the possibility of landslides in Japan after the earthquake

© AP Photo / Robert SorboСейсмограф captures the vibrations of the soil. Archival photoSeismologists do not exclude the possibility of landslides in Japan after the earthquake© AP Photo / Robert Sorbo

Japanese seismologists warn of a possible occurrence of landslides in Central Nagano Prefecture after the events in the region earthquake with a magnitude of 5.7.

«The earth may be soft due to rain, so you should monitor the possibility of landslides», — quotes the TV channel NHK, the words of the Professor of Tohoku University Shinji Toda.

An earthquake of magnitude 5.7 occurred on Sunday morning in the Central part of Japan. According to the Main meteorological Agency in the country, the tremors were recorded at 07.02 local time (GMT 01.02). The earthquake at the shallow depth underground in the Prefecture of Nagano.

The quakes above five on the Japanese scale was felt in 29 prefectures, including the prefectures of Ishikawa, Fukui Prefecture, Toyama Prefecture, Kyoto, Osaka, Hyogo Prefecture, Shizuoka Prefecture and others. In Tokyo, the power of tremors was about one point.

Messages on victims and destructions from the earthquake have been reported yet. The threat of a tsunami there. As a result of the earthquake at the time it was stopped the movement of high-speed trains.

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