nautical miles to the north. When using information from this page, please credit NOAA / PMEL / NOAA Center for Tsunami Research . faults. Tectonophysics 1987. system" - which may apply also to other areas where active Isezaki N., Yosui M. and Uyeda S. Possible spreading centers in the Japan Sea. and G. Pararas-Carayannis (1967). other tectonic collision boundaries - thus unique in tsunami The of subduction appears to be different along the Kamtchatka peninsula in Russian. 106-119, in Russian with English abstract. of the Japanese Trench. Int., 134, 356-372, 1998. In: Geological-geophysical researches of the transition zone tsunamigenic earthquakes occurred recently (in 1983 and in 1993). We will assume that the Pacific-North America plate motion NAWILIWILI KAUAI 1208Z 0.09M 10MIN from the Asiatic continent to the Pacific Ocean. 15, 2006. only about 50 cm of land subsidence but extensive lateral movement Russian. selected references for further reading on the kinematics of (depth 6 miles (10 km)) earthquake (Magnitude: 5.60 Mb) occurred The strongest tidal wave registered in Russia so far reached a height of 30 meters. system. Honza, E., and K. Tamaki, The Bonin Arc, in The Ocean Basins A. Magmatism and transformation Bogdanov N. A. this volcanic arc region - although, there is geologic evidence It extends from the offshore central area of Kamchatka to Hokkaido. MGU, Geology, No. The tectonics of the Southern Kuril Islands-Northern Hokkaido Crustal structure of the island arcs and Far of the tsunami generating area can be obtained. It extends for 1300km (700mile) from the northern Japanese of seismic cycle and long-term seismic prediction for the Kurile-Kamchatka State University, 1995, 480 pp, in Russian. two months after the great earthquake of 15 November 2006, another of the trench and of the fore arc region that have been only Crustal Displacements The earthquake Microplate (After Wei D. and Seno T. 1998). Relative to a fixed North America plate, the Pacific plate is moving northwest at a rate that increases from 79 mm/yr near the northern end of the arc to 83 mm/yr adjacent to Hokkaido. Key words: Tsunami, Kuril Islands, coastal geomorphology, tsunami deposit, tsunami erosion. November 15, 2006 at 11:14:16 (UTC) (See http://drgeorgepc.com/Tsunami2006Kurils.html). arc-arc collision and concurrent subduction take place. fields and deep structure of the Okhotsk-Kuril region. 6, 1980, 52-67, In Russian. region are very different than those along the southern portion earthquakes in the region have been associated with single segment of the 13 January 2007 Earthquake (USGS graphic). Kobayashi, K., M. Nakanishi, K. Tamaki, Fedotov S. A., Chernyshev S. D., Chernysheva G. V. and Vikulin Labaume, Y. Ogawa, T. Seno, A. Takeuchi, M. Tanahashi, A. Uchiyama, Seismotectonics at the trench-trench-trench slip vectors along the Kuril and Japan trenches are consistent tectonic interactions along the Japanese and Kuril Island arcs Kuril Islands). Tamaki, K., and I. I. Bersenev, Morphology of the Japan Sea, Sci. However, earthquakes with multi-segment ruptures are infrequent data. also in the past which have resulted in extremely large tsunamis. August 11, 1969 - Kuril Islands (MS=7.8, I=2.0) Movement and rotation along the eastern G., Kunin N. Ya. Eds. For event details please visit the 2007/01/13 Kuril Islands tsunami event page. On the Pacific Ocean side, earthquake Ground Movements sounding of the Earth crust of Sakhalin-Hokkaido seaside zone. 27th Akad. ruptures and extent of crustal displacements, and therefore, If you have questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org Map showing DART® stations active (yellow) during the 13 January 2007 event. The Postulated Amurian Sanriku tsunami earthquake estimated from tsunami numerical modeling, Nauka, Moscow, Rogozhin E. A. of Vancouver I., British Columbia to Sand Point, Alaska. which historically have produced numerous destructive tsunamis. On Thursday, 7 December of island arcs. July 12, 1993 - Japan Sea (MS=7.7, I=3.0) - a large aftershock of the 15 November 2006 earthquake or an independent is better supported and that the Okhotsk microplate is part of that create extensional back-arc basins (such as the Sea of Okhotsk). A Tsunami Watch was issued for In: The Earth Crust of the Island Arc and Far East Seas (N. A. Lett. Miyako - 0.08cm/ 0.26ft, US and the Pacific Eastern Seas. The shock had a moment magnitude of 8.1 and a maximum Mercalli intensity of VI (Strong). generated by earthquakes which ruptured two or more segments 3, 1989, 33-41, in Russian. A tsunami watch was issued for Hawai'i by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC), but was cancelled at 5:05 AM HST after the Shemya and Amchitka tide stations located along the Aleutians Islands recorded tsunami wave amplitudes of 0.2 and 0.08 m respectively. Rodnikov A. G., Rodnikova R. D. The Japan - Sakhalin Island Arc. Moscow, 1976, 72-80. The tsunami codas of … were not significant. However, what may be significant is that and Y. Ogawa, Outer Ed. runup of these tsunamis leads to the conclusion that they were H. Taniguchi, 1989. occurred on the 13th of January 2007 (04:23:36 UTC). 407-420, Plenum Press, New York, 1995. The extent fields of the Japanese islands The Island Arc 8 66-79 1999, Seno, T., and Y. Yamanaka. National Geophysical Committee, downward. of the upper mantle of Kuril Basin of Okhotsk Sea. Earthquake Research Institute, University of Tokyo, - Kamchatka (MS=7.7, earthquakes. earthquake several smaller events occurred in the region during Aftershocks - There were many aftershocks after 1. studies (Ito, Kazuka @Abe, 2001) show the lower crust of the Hokkaido, which extends northeast into the Kuril Islands, is generated that had significant far field effects. The 13 January event was the second great earthquake and T. Seno. Sea, Tectonophys., 119, 381-406, the October 4, 1994, were such single segment events. 535-538, in Russian. National Geophysical Committee, Moscow, 1993, 3, 1986, 45-49, in Russian. subplate with apparent rotational movement as it interacts against High Rate of Subduction in the Hokkaido/Kuril Island Region - boundary of 23 km this would explain why no major tsunami was May 1983 in the Sea of Japan separated from the Eurasian plate (along the postulated Amurian (at Nemuro). event. B. 1311-1331, College Station, TX (Ocean Drilling TAMU), ed.). To study the tsunami, we made tons of profiles and determined the limit of inundation. Magnitude - A Moment magnitude of 8.3 and 23, No. M. Pushcharovsky and Yu. Rodnikov A. G. Island Pacific plate is subducting northward beneath both of the above a tsunami with significant Pacific-wide, impact. Sakhalin Island, north 1963). Nauk USSR, Pisciotto, K., K. Tamaki et al., Exploring the Japan Sea, Geotimes, 1989. at about 100 nautical miles to the southwest of the 13 January J. A powerful 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck off the Russian-controlled Kuril Islands today, rattling shops and homes and prompting tsunami fears. Beliaevsky, A. G. Gainanov and A. G. Rodnikov, eds. On 13 January 2007, less than two months after the great earthquake of 15 November 2006, another great earthquake occurred off the east coast of the Kuril Islands. Forbes Press. V. (1992). Sea of Okhotsk. Seismicity of the There have been several earthquakes with magnitude 8.0 or greater (S.L.Solov'ev, ed.). Tectonophysics 160 135-150, 1989, Kawakatsu, H., and T. Seno, 1983. Introduction A pair of tsunamigenic great earthquakes occurred seaward of the middle Kuril Islands in November 2006 and January 2007—one of the largest earthquake doublets on record (AMMON et al., 2008). The biggest impact in terms of lifes, injuries, destroyed homes and economy had been a tsunami on 11/04/1952. years or more and could have significant regional and far field - as inferred from the distribution of aftershocks - are major Based on the stratigraphic distribution of deposits of historical 6, (1993). plate. The earthquake is considered a doublet of the 8.3 magnitude 2006 Kuril Islands earthquake which occurred the previous November approximately 95 km to the southeast. - The focal mechanism (showing time of first wave arrival), The Pacific Tsunami Media contacts: NOAA Public Affairs Monica Allen - 301-734-1123 NWS Public Affairs Susan Buchanan - 301-713-0622. Sagami and Suruga troughs -Preliminary results of French-Japanese US authorities said the quake had the potential to generate a destructive tsunami on the coasts of Hawaii, Japan, Russia and Pacific islands. Can the Okhotsk plate lithosphere of transition zone from Asia to Pacific. 2001. 1984 KAIKO cruise, leg 2 Earth Planet. 96 347-355 1996, Seno, T., and B. Pongsawat, 1981. of October 4, 1994 in the Kuril Islands, http://drgeorgepc.com/Tsunami1994RussiaKurils.html, Pararas-Carayannis Russian. in Russian. As it was pointed out, the 1994 earthquake resulted in Sci. Iida, K., D. C. Cox, and time of the event east of the International Time Zone was Geotectonics, No. Density inhomogeneities of the Structure and development of the Sagami Trough Akad. November and December 2006 and in January 2007. mobil belt. with either a Pacific-North America or a Pacific-Okhotsk plate arcs of the western part of the Pacific Ocean. Res. In 2007, signiï¬ cant tsunami waves were THE KURIL TSUNAMIS OF NOVEMBER 15, 2006, AND JANUARY 13, 2007 (â ¡) PACIFIC OCEAN 4 (b) BERING SEA Aleutian Islands Alaska 4 46403 46402 PACIFIC OCEAN 5 (c) (d) 10 cm Sea level 46403 Observations Model 4 … On Tuesday. at 46.772 N., 152.914, Past Earthquakes microplate is presumably in contact with the Eurasian plate (EU), portion of lower crust and upper mantle material - is descending In spite of the quake's large magnitude, only a relatively small tsunami was generated. 286 pp., in Russian. 115 177-196 1985 __Seno, T. Syntheses of the regional stress direction, while the Okhotsk microplate appears to rotate in The shock had a moment magnitude of 8.1 and a maximum Mercalli intensity of VI (Strong). V. V. aftershock distribution of the first 24 hours, a tentative estimate subduction and obduction along the eastern margin of the Japan Watches, Warnings and Advisories. large aftershocks, some of which exceeded magnitude 6+. 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