Apr 27, 2024, 2:36 PM

6.9-magnitude quake rocks Japan's Bonin Islands

6.9-magnitude quake rocks Japan's Bonin Islands

TEHRAN, Apr. 27 (MNA) – An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.9 on Saturday jolted off Japan's Bonin Islands or Ogasawara Islands, the country's weather agency said.

The temblor occurred at 5:36 p.m. local time at a depth of 540 km, measuring 3 on the Japanese seismic intensity scale of 7 in parts of the prefecture, said the Japan Meteorological Agency, Xinhua reported.

The epicenter was located off the west coast of the islands, about 875 km south of Tokyo, at a latitude of 27.9 degrees north and a longitude of 140.0 degrees east.

Weak tremors were also felt in central Tokyo. No tsunami warnings have been issued.


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