Bonin Islands, JAPAN shaken 5.0 magnitude

July 7th, 2008 - 10:14 am ICT by Bupha Ravirot  

The Bonin Islands of Japan region shaken with moderate magnitude of 5.0 on Sunday, July 06, 2008 at 02:12:03 UTC (03:05:20 AM Monday, July 07 local time ).

The earth quake was located at 27.878°N, 142.381°E at a depth of 59.1 km. The earthquake is just 90 km N of Chichi-shima, Bonin Islands, 360 km NNE of Iwo-jima, Volcano Islands, and 900 km SSE of Tokyo all are in Japan region.

Bonin Islands are an archipelago of over 30 subtropical and tropical islands, some 1,000 km directly south of Tokyo, Japan. Administratively, they form one of the villages of Tokyo. The islands are also known as the Ogasawara Islands.

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