A deep earthquake registered by the JMA as M6.1 hit off the west coast of Ogasawara Islands, Japan at 04:49 UTC on January 16, 2023 (13:49 LT). The agency is reporting a depth of 400 km (248 miles). The USGS is reporting M6.3 at a depth of 405 km (252 miles).
A very strong earthquake registered by the JMA as M6.8 at a depth of 490 km (304 miles) struck the Ogasawara (Bonin Islands) region of Japan at 08:25 UTC (17:26 JST) on April 18, 2020. The USGS is reporting M6.6 at a depth of 458 km (284 miles); EMSC M6.6 at a depth…
A new eruptive activity is taking place at Japanese Nishinoshima volcano in Ogasawara (Bonin Islands). The Japan Meteorological Agency reported a bright spot emerging in Himawari-8 imagery it Nishinoshima on July 12. In addition, a brown smoke was seen rising from…
A deep earthquake registered by the JMA as M6.1 hit Bonin Islands, Japan at 17:26 UTC on September 7, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 460 km (285.8 miles). USGS is reporting the same magnitude and depth. According to the USGS, the epicenter was located…
A very strong and deep earthquake registered by JMA as M6.9 at a depth of 480 km (298 miles) hit near Bonin Islands (Ogasawara Islands) at 12:18 UTC on June 23, 2015. USGS is reporting it as M6.3 at a depth of 455.9 km (283.3 miles).According to the USGS, epicenter was
Extremely strong and very deep M8.5 earthquake was registered by Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) off the coast of Chichi-shima, Bonin Islands region (Ogasawara), Japan at 11:23 UTC on May 30, 2015. JMA is reporting depth of 590 km (366 miles). Preliminary report by US
An underwater volcanic eruption in the Ogasawara Islands archipelago gave rise to a new Pacific Ocean island in late November 2013.The new island, named Niijima, was about 500 meters from Nishino-shima at the time, another volcanic island that last erupted and expaned i
A strong and deep earthquake measuring M6.1 (JMA) hit Bonin Islands region, Japan, on June 30, 2014 at 19:55 UTC. JMA is reporting depth of 561 km. USGS reported M6.2 at depth of 512.4 km (318.4 miles).Epicenter was located 359 km (223 miles) WN
Volcanic activity along the western edge of the Pacific “Ring of Fire” gave rise to a new island in late November 2013. The new island is in the Ogasawara Islands, part of the Volcano Island arc, about 1 000 kilometers (600 miles) south
Japanese coast guard reported yesterday that newly emerged volcanic island near Nishino-shima (Ogasawara/Bonin) is still growing. The island was named Niijima and if continues to grow, it is expected to merge with Nishino-shima.