Video report here:
A very large 8.5 magnitude earthquake has struck Southeast of mainland Japan in the Bonin Island region. (downgraded to 7.8M)
This earthquake occurred at a depth of 696km / 432 miles, which falls deep into the Asthenosphere below the Pacific plate.
Worthy to note that an earthquake forecast was issued for Japan YESTERDAY, giving full warning of a very large event coming this week.
Warning issued yesterday, 8.5M strikes today.
See the full forecast for Japan here:
Information on this event from the USGS:
|Origin Time||2015-05-30 11:23:00.000 UTC|
|Number of Stations||0|
|Number of Phases||–|
|Travel Time Residual||–|
|FE Region||Bonin Islands, Japan region (212)|