Strong earthquake rocks Japanese Volcano Islands

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TOKYO, Japan – A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.3 has struck Japanese Volcano Islands today.

Preliminary Earthquake Report:

Magnitude 6.3


Date-Time • 4 Aug 2016 16:24:34 UTC

• 5 Aug 2016 01:24:34 near epicenter

Location 24.948N 142.007E

Depth 510 km

Distances • 70 km (43 mi) ENE of Iwo Jima, Japan
• 1116 km (691 mi) SSE of Shimoda, Japan
• 1130 km (700 mi) SSE of Oyama, Japan
• 1131 km (701 mi) S of Tateyama, Japan
• 1146 km (710 mi) NNW of Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands

Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 8.0 km; Vertical 1.8 km

Parameters Nph = 346; Dmin = 238.5 km; Rmss = 0.78 seconds; Gp = 13°