7.8 Magnitude Quake Hits 189KM off the Coast of Japan


At around 8:30PM this evening a magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck 189 kilometres off Japan’s coast, according to United States Geological Survey (USGS).

The quake, which hit off Japan’s Bonin Islands, reportedly rocked buildings in Tokyo. Details are still coming in but the USGS released a statement immediately afterwards saying the quake struck WNW of Chichi-shima, Japan.

As yet no tsunami warning has been issued.