Strong M6.2 earthquake hit Volcano Islands region, Japan

A strong earthquake measuring M6.2 on the Richter scale hit Volcano Islands region, Japan, on June 29, 2014 at 05:56 UTC. USGS measured depth of 43.2 km (26.8 miles). JMA is also reporting M6.2 earthquake, but at depth of 160 km. EMSC reports M6.3 at depth of 80 km.Epicenter was located 134 km (83 miles) ESE of Iwo Jima, Japan, and 1068 km (664 miles) NNW of Northern Islands Municipality – Mayor’s Office, Northern Mariana Islands.There are no people living within 100 km radius. There is a Japan Self-Defense Forces air base on Iwo Jima with a staff of 380. Other than that, Volcano Islands are uninhabited.Green alert was issued for shaking-related fatalities and economic losses. There is a low likelihood of casualties and damage.Image credit: USGSSeismotecto… »

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