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Magnitude 6.2 Earthquake Strikes South Of Japan

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A USGS map records a quake near the Bonin Islands (USGS)

A USGS map records a quake near the Bonin Islands (USGS)

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(CBS SF) – A sizable earthquake has struck deep in the water south of Japan, near the Bonin Islands.

The magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck at 4.55 a.m. local time, at a depth of 318 miles, according to the USGS.

The quake was centered 5oo miles south of Tokyo on the Philippine Sea Plate. NOAA had not issued a Tsunami warning for the quake.

Here’s the full report from USGS.

 

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