Deep M6.9 earthquake hits Ogasawara region, Japan

Deep M6.9 earthquake hits Ogasawara region, Japan

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…

Very shallow M6.6 earthquake hits Ogasawara region, Japan

Very shallow M6.6 earthquake hits Ogasawara region, Japan

A very shallow earthquake registered by the JMA as M6.6 hit Japanese Ogasawara Archipelago at 18:22 UTC (03:22 JST) on August 16, 2018. The USGS is reporting M6.4 at a depth of 11.5 km (7.1 miles) at 18:21 and M6.0 at 18:22 UTC. EMSC is reporting M6.4 and M5.9 at a…

Very strong and deep M6.9 earthquake registered near Bonin Islands, Japan

Very strong and deep M6.9 earthquake registered near Bonin Islands, Japan

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

New Japanese island Niijima merged with Nishino-shima

New Japanese island Niijima merged with Nishino-shima

Only a narrow channel of water appeared to separate Japanese islands Nishino-shima and newly created Niijima on satellite images from December 24.

The water around the islands was discolored by volcanic minerals and gases, as well as by seafloor

New island emerged off the coast of Tokyo, Bonin Islands

New island emerged off the coast of Tokyo, Bonin Islands

A new island has emerged off the coast of Tokyo on October 20, 2013, as a result of underwater volcano eruption.

Advisories from the coast guard and the Japan Meteorological Agency said the island is about 200 meters (660 feet) in diameter. The island emerged 1 000