Wikinews Shorts: March 16, 2008

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A compilation of brief news reports for Sunday, March 16, 2008.

Earthquake hits sea near southern Ryuku Islands, Japan

The location of the Ryuku Islands earthquake

An earthquake has hit the sea near the Southern Ryuku Islands, Japan. The earthquake, which had a magnitude of 4.6, was 15km away from Ishigaki-jima and 1935km away from Tokyo.

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The location of the Mariana Island earthquake

Mariana Islands region hit by Earthquake

An earthquake has hit the sea near the Mariana Islands. The earthquake, which had a magnitude of 5.0, was 340km away from Hagatna, Guam. It struck at approximately 1300 local time yesterday.

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Banda Sea hit by earthquake

The Banda Sea has been hit by an earthquake with a magnitude of 4.9. It struck approximately 215 km away from Saumlaki, Indonesia.

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Earthquake strikes off the coast of El Salvador

The area off the coast of El Salvador has been hit by an earthquake with a magnitude of 4.3. It struck approximately 140 km away from San Miguel and 145 km away from Chinandega, Nicaragua.

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