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Bo·nin Islands

An archipelago of volcanic islands in the western Pacific Ocean south of Japan. The islands formed a major Japanese military stronghold in World War II.

Bonin Islands

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(Placename) a group of 27 volcanic islands in the W Pacific: occupied by the US after World War II; returned to Japan in 1968. Largest island: Chichijima. Area: 103 sq km (40 sq miles). Japanese name: Ogasawara Gunto

Bo′nin Is′lands

(ˈboʊ nɪn)
a group of islands in the N Pacific, SE of and belonging to Japan: under U.S. administration 1945–68. 40 sq. mi. (104 sq. km).
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In a statement today, the agency said the epicentre of the quake was located west of the Ogasawara island chain in the Pacific Ocean about 1,000 kilometres south of Tokyo.
The Earthquake, centred off the Ogasawara islands south of Tokyo, was felt widely in Japan but occurred at a depth of 590 km.
The focus of the tremor was 590 km underground near the Ogasawara Island off Tokyo, according to the agency.
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Following the quake, which hit a very shallow point of the seabed, the agency issued a tsunami warning of up to 1m for the Izu island chain, south of Tokyo, and the Ogasawara archipelago, far south in the Pacific Ocean.
answers NAME THE YEAR: 1989 | WHO WHAT WHERE WHEN: Stefano Baldini; Ogasawara Islands; Death Valley, California; 1971.