Strong Quake Rocks Japanese Islands
A strong undersea earthquake jolted a remote group of Japanese islands on Thursday.
The quake struck at 5:01 a.m. with a preliminary magnitude of 5.8, the government’s Central Meteorogical Agency said.
There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries on Ogasawara, a cluster of small Pacific islands 620 miles south of Tokyo. About 2,000 people live on the islands.
The earthquake was centered about 12 miles under the sea floor near Chichi-jima. Seismologists said there was no danger of a tidal wave from the quake.