A powerful and extremely deep earthquake struck near a group of remote Japanese islands and shook Tokyo on Saturday. The offshore earthquake struck off the Ogasawara islands at 8:24 p.m. at a depth of 590 kilometers (370 miles), Japan’s Meteorological Agency said. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake had a magnitude of 7.8 and a depth of 678 kilometers (421 miles).
The temblor was powerful enough to rattle large parts of Japan’s main island of Honshu. Buildings swayed in Tokyo – about 1,000 kilometers (620 miles) north of the islands – and stopped some train services in the city.