12/03/2011, Japan | The result of the strongest earthquakes of magnitude 8.9 and the subsequent tsunami that struck the northeastern coast of the country, presumed dead for more than a thousand people. Japanese authorities have evacuated from the disaster zones in five prefectures of more than 215 thousand persons, informs RIA Novosti news agency. It is reported that the damage from the disaster could reach about $ 100 billion.
Severe situation in earthquake-stricken nuclear power plant "Fukushima-1. Agency Kyodo referring to the specialist stations, that at the core of the reactor may have melted fuel and emit radioactive cesium. The Japanese Ministry of Economy and Industry reported that the station began an uncontrolled chain nuclear reaction, and the pressure inside the reactor may exceed the safety margin in case 2,1 times. The radiation level at the boundary of the station exceeded eight times. Of the ten-zone around the plant were evacuated residents.