Strong Quake Hits Ogasawara Islands

TOKYO (Jiji Press) — A strong earthquake jolted the Ogasawara Islands, a remote island chain in the Pacific off the coast of Tokyo, Tuesday morning.

The quake occurred around 6:09 a.m., measuring upper 5, the fourth-highest level on the Japanese seismic intensity scale, in the village of Ogasawara.

There is no risk of tsunami from the temblor, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency.

The quake with an estimated magnitude of 6.3 occurred at the depth of about 70 kilometers in waters off Chichijima, an island in the Ogasawara chain, located about 1,000 kilometers south of Tokyo.