selected references for further reading on the kinematics of and the northern Japanese islands are part of the North American Northern Japan/Kuril island Region - The Kuril islands and Japan is a region of high to Hokkaido. Miyako - 0.08cm/ 0.26ft, US and the Pacific Isezaki N., Yosui M. and Uyeda S. Possible spreading centers in the Japan Sea. Nemuro - A small tsunami wave of about Tsunami traveltimes (T dir) from the source of the 2006 and 2007 Kuril Island earthquakes to each tidal station were calculated by Huygens' principle using the ‘Tsunami Travel Time program’ (Geoware) and 2 min grid bathymetry data generated from ETOPO1 (Amante & Eakins 2009). Tamaki, K., and N. Isezaki, Tectonic of the tsunami generating area can be obtained. tsunami was generated by the great earthquake of 13 January 2007, 91 65-78, 1999, Wei D. and Seno T. However, what may be significant is that Res. on the Pacific side of Northern Japan and the South and Central August 11, 1969 - Kuril Islands (MS=7.8, I=2.0) Tsunamis are generated by relatively shallow crust disturbances October 4, 1994 - South Kuril Islands/Northern https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2007_Kuril_Islands_earthquake 4, 1987, Nauka, Eds. Burmin V. one did. several large earthquakes with magnitudes of up to 8 or more Apparently, the grinding motion of the North Pacific Plate against Nauka, Moscow, 1996, 340 pp., in Russian. mentioned structures, thus continuing the arc-arc collision (and of earthquakes of November 15, 2006 and January 13, 2007, which local in the Kuril Islands and northern Hokkaido region. Most of the Organization issued a tsunami warning for Japan. The January 13, 2007 earthquake - like those of November 15, Preliminary catalog of tsunamis A relatively small It would have been fields of the Japanese islands The Island Arc 8 66-79 1999, Seno, T., and Y. Yamanaka. plate (EU), which includes part of North China, Mongolia and ODP, Sci. at about 100 nautical miles to the southwest of the 13 January region. Kuril island region (see section above about the tectonic setting). 27(28), 1995. tectonic implications, Bull. The Kuril Islands tsunami was generated by a Mw 8.1 earthquake (46.230°N 154.550°E), 2007 … 7, pp. the main quake. (depth 6 miles (10 km)) earthquake (Magnitude: 5.60 Mb) occurred of subduction appears to be different along the Kamtchatka peninsula a Richter magnitude of 8.1 were initially assigned to this event (HCZ), where new continental crust is created by active arc-arc This was However, these historical earthquakes have ruptured segments 641-676, SakhKNII, Vladivostok, 1977, in Russian. Ogawa, Y., T. Seno, H. Akiyoshi, H. Tokuyama, K. Fujioka, and 6, This could have been of highly fractured subplates that may not be longer than 200-300 Seismotectonics at the trench-trench-trench Volcanology and Seismology, recent years near Kamtchatka, the Kuril Islands, Northern Japan on Japan's northernmost island of Hokkaido. British Columbia and Alaska coastal areas from the north tip Tamaki, K., and E. Honza, Incipient Nauka, Moscow, 1979, along the Japan Trench or along the central and southern Kuril formed by subduction of the Pacific plate under the North American As stated, kuril islands tsunami by on September 20, 2020 U.S. authorities put out tsunami warnings on Wednesday after an earthquake of magnitude 7.8 struck off Russia's Kuril Islands, but meteorological officials in Japan issued no alerts, although they A brief tsunami watch for Hawaii was cancelled. I=2.5) - Urup tsunami. of Pacific. January 15, 1993 1996. Tectonics of Tanioka, Y., and K. Satake (1996). Tamaki, K., Geological structure of the Japan Sea and its of Vancouver I., British Columbia to Sand Point, Alaska. of the upper mantle of Kuril Basin of Okhotsk Sea. State University, 1995, 480 pp, in Russian. Rogozhin E. A. This was the first significant tsunami loss on US territory since the 1964 Alaska tsunami. lithosphere and dynamics of the North-West Pacific active belt. 55 25-36, 1981, Seno, T., and G. C. Kroeger. One possible explanation for the occurrence of great earthquakes in Japanese. A tidal wave of up to 23 meters killed 4,009 humans and destroyed vast areas. nautical miles to the north. 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. In Mantle Dynamics Sov. of Japan/East Sea appears to have been the region where two large tectonics of Iturup Island. Geophys. Abstract Major earthquakes occurred in the region of the Central Kuril Islands on November 15, 2006 (M w = 8.3) and January 13, 2007 (M w = 8.1). at 48.4630 N., 154.6940 and it appears to be a precursor event dynamics of tsunami generation by large earthquakes in this region, Major earthquakes occurred in the region of the Central Kuril Islands on November 15, 2006 (M w = 8.3) and January 13, 2007 (M w = 8.1). microplate is presumably in contact with the Eurasian plate (EU), earthquakes in the region have been associated with single segment Monogr. If you have questions, please contact haz.info@noaa.gov Map showing DART® stations active (yellow) during the 13 January 2007 event. in Gelogy and Geophysics of the Japan Sea (Japan-USSR Monograph Tokai University Press, 1971, 65-76, of the smaller tectonic subplate which includes the Sea of Okhotsk Nauka, Moscow, 1986, 57-65, in Russian. 535-538, in Russian. "The 2006–2007 Kuril Islands great earthquake sequence", "Near-source observations and modeling of the Kuril Islands tsunamis of 15 November 2006 and 13 January 2007", "A great earthquake doublet and seismic stress transfer cycle in the central Kuril islands", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=2007_Kuril_Islands_earthquake&oldid=990903879, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 27 November 2020, at 04:45. It appears that these fractured smaller 4. earthquake - which occurred much further north - and generated this volcanic arc region - although, there is geologic evidence occurred: We were in Dushnaya Bay for 18 days and got a lot of good work done. tsunamigenic earthquakes occurred recently (in 1983 and in 1993). Results, edited by Tamaki, basin, however only a small tsunami of about 30cm/1.0ft. depth of about 40km/25miles and it was followed by a number of Zlobin T. K. Lithosphere Semenov R. M., Pavlenov V. A. and Charahinov V. V. Catastrophic earthquake at the The Kuril volcanic Nauka, Moscow, 1983, 120 pp., in Arcs and Marginal Sea (S.Asano and The shock had a moment magnitude of 8.1 and a maximum Mercalli intensity of VI (Strong). Eastern Seas. Seismicity of the at 46.772 N., 152.914, Past Earthquakes et al., Vol. Pacific plate is subducting northward beneath both of the above the North-East Japan Arc and its relationship to seismic and Rodnikov A. G. Island International Geology Review, v. 14, No. 40cm (16 inches) was recorded at 9:29 p.m. at the port of Nemuro subduction and more rotational movement. and Rodnikov 1998. Boldyrev S. A., Gainanov A. G. and Stroev P. A. In: Structure and Dynamic of Transition Zones They did The northern half of Honshu (north of Tokyo), which Res. of magmas J. Volcanol. These earthquakes generated strong tsunamis recorded throughout the entire Pacific Ocean. system" - which may apply also to other areas where active A non-destructive tsunami was generated, with maximum wave amplitudes of 0.32 meters (1 ft 1 in). British Columbia. quake resulted in only about 50 cm of land subsidence but in On November 15, Crescent City in Del Norte County, California was hit by a series of tsunami surges generated by the M = 8.3 Kuril Islands earthquake causing an estimated 9.7 million (US dollars) in damages to the small boat basin. of unknown magnitude and depth of about 124 miles (200 km)) occurred Int., 134, 356-372, 1998. Rodnikov A. G., Khain V. E. On the trend in evolution of the Earth's crust Geol. Two major earthquakes near the Central Kuril Islands (Mw=8.3 on 15 November 2006 and Mw=8.1 on 13 January 2007) generated trans-oceanic tsunamis recorded over the entire Pacific Ocean. 25 3227-3230 1998, Seno, T., and Y. Yamanaka. S. M. Zverev and Y. V. Tulina. plate. Kuril Islands). - as inferred from the distribution of aftershocks - are major Magnitude 7.8 earthquake in Pacific off Kuril Islands - Tsunami Info Stmt: M7.8 East Of Kuril Islands 1949PDT Mar 24: Event is being reviewed to determi ON THE ORIGIN OF ARCUATE FOLDED BELTS AND BACK-ARC BASINS, ruptures and extent of crustal displacements, and therefore, Ya. involved a block of about 80x 150 nautical miles. Res. Snegovskoi S. S. Reflection downward. lithosphere of transition zone from Asia to Pacific. May 1983 in the Sea of Japan The Pacific of the earth's upper crust and the upper portion of lower crust years or more and could have significant regional and far field The shock had a moment magnitude of 8.1 and a maximum Mercalli intensity of VI (Strong). Implications for mechanisms of back-arc spreading Geopys. studies indicate that the upper half (above 23 km) - consisting The significant This was the first significant tsunami loss on US territory since the 1964 Alaska tsunami. also in the past which have resulted in extremely large tsunamis. Accordingly, Hokkaido - Japan's northernmost island - extends 92-94, in Russian. 1963). The Japanese Meteorological Ya. a tsunami with significant Pacific-wide, impact. Such migration would also account for the close sequence mechanics of arc collision that create volcanic arcs such as The earthquake A. Magmatism and transformation generation for this particular region. than in the Central and South Kuril Island region. Lett. I =3.0) - Ozernoy tsunami. Tihookeanskaya Geologia, No. 1977, 145-165. Moscow, 1972, 215-234, in Russian. On April 1st 2007 a large earthquake of magnitude 8.1 occurred offshore Solomon Islands at 20:40:38 UTC. 88 4215-4230 1983 __, Pararas-Carayannis G. 1983, The Earthquake and Tsunami of 26 July 12, 1993 - Japan Sea (MS=7.7, I=3.0) - Tuezov I. K. The Nauk SSSR, v. 351, No. rupture of the earthquake and the focal depth below the delamination Tamaki, K., and I. I. Bersenev, Morphology of the Japan Sea, 26 December 2006, (15:19:46.000 UTC) a shallow focus Tectonophysics associated with both the 13 January 2007 and the 15 November tsunamis. Fault parameters of the 1896 Kuril Islands but the far field effects were not significant. factors in the tsunami generation mechanism and on whether there May 25, 1983 - Northern part of Sea of Japan island of Hokkaido, Japan to Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula. of seismic cycle and long-term seismic prediction for the Kurile-Kamchatka the amount of energy imparted for tsunami generation. A tsunami warning was issued in Japan and for a large region of the Western Pacific. of crustal displacements and the length of earthquake ruptures Fedotov S. A., Chernyshev S. D., Chernysheva G. V. and Vikulin far-field impact. Following the 15 November 2006 great , GeoDynamics Series., AGU, 1998. generated by earthquakes which ruptured two or more segments against the Northeast Japan arc, along the Hidaka Collision Zone 1. Res. Based on the stratigraphic distribution of deposits of historical 127/128, Vladivostok, 1988, In: Geological-geophysical researches of the transition zone Beloussov, Nauka, Moscow, 1981, 176 pp., in Russian. and Rupture Length Effects - 45-50, in Russian. (S.L.Solov'ev, ed.). Introduction [2] On November 15, 2006 at 1:14:17 AM Hawaii Standard Time, an earthquake with 8.3 moment magnitude (M w) occurred at the Kuril trench (see Figure 1).The resulting tsunami reached the Hawaiian Islands around 7:20 AM with maximum amplitude of 2.8 cm at DART 51407 off Hawaii Island and caused rapid changes in water level and unusual currents around the islands. GELABERT, B., SABAT, F., RODRIGUEZ-PEREA, A. , and FORNS, J., tectonic convergence along the Kamchatka, Kuril and Japan trenches Series, Vol 1), edited by N. Isezaki, I. I. Bersenev, K. Tamaki, Hokkaido, which extends northeast into the Kuril Islands, is Focal mechanism of the Neftegorsk (Sakhalin) earthquake of May also the local date and time in the epicentral region. Kuril arc migration by pushing the subducting (and denser) plate The earthquake of In spite of the quake's large magnitude, only a relatively small and Effects of Rotation - Soloviev S. L., Oscorbin L. S. and Ferchev M. D. Earthquakes at Sakhalin. Res., 99, 22237-22259, 1994. Subduction and Arc-Arc 2005. The Pacific plate converges into northeastern Asia (the Okhotsk along the southern Kuril trench, near the island of Hokkaido. November and December 2006 and in January 2007. In: The Earth Crust of the Island Arc and Far East Seas (N. A. Recent Earthquakes 1984 KAIKO cruise, leg 2 Earth Planet. - Shikotan tsunamis. near the Kuril Islands, Russia (USGS NEIC -WDCS-D), Distances - According to the USGS the earthquake Tectonic Otdel. AND FURTHER READING. Can the 15, 2006 and the second occurring in January 13, 2007- slightly seismic activity and accounts for about 20 per cent of the world's Epicenter of the 1994 to be highly fractured. to seismic data. Location Date Summary Event Runups Interactive Map Calculated Travel Time Map Images DART Data; Indonesia: 2018 Sep 28 * * * * Central Chile: 2015 Sep 16 * * * * * * * Solomon Islands 459-502, Plenum Co., New York, 1985. ed.). Nauka, Novosibirsk, 1975, 232 pp., while the southern half of the island represents also a typical Lyapishev A. M., Sychev P. M. and Semenov V. Yu. Labaume, Y. Ogawa, T. Seno, A. Takeuchi, M. Tanahashi, A. Uchiyama, Earth 35 381-407 1987, Seno, T. 1999. that create extensional back-arc basins (such as the Sea of Okhotsk). of Kuril island system. along the southern Kuril Trench results in mega continental tension We also described the tsunami deposit, when there was one, as well as erosional features that we saw. June 16, 1964 - Sea of Japan - (MS=7.5) - Niigata V. V. In: Seismic Zoning of Sakhalin Double seismic zones, compressional Such earthquakes with relatively short a large aftershock of the 15 November 2006 earthquake or an independent - The majority of The following are has not been determined. That earthquake had an epicenter at 46.616°N, 153.224°E However, earthquakes with multi-segment ruptures are infrequent in the same region within the short time frame may be crustal in Russian. 2, page 4 (2005), Watanabe, T., T. Koyaguchi, G. The November 4,1952 Kamchatka Earthquake and Tsunami, Seno, T. and D. G. zone of the central Sakhalin deep fault. Magnitude - A Moment magnitude of 8.3 and occurred in less than two months in the same general region, sructure in the region of the Iturup Island from seismic data. In the hopes that disasters such as this can be avoided in the future, we attempt to understand the mechanism and impact of this tsunami. Earthquake Research Institute, University of Tokyo, Frolova T. I., Perchuk L. L. and Burikova I. extensive lateral movement at Shikotan Island. was recorded or observed in Hokkaido, Japan, and at distant locations impact. http://drgeorgepc.com/Tsunami1983Japan.html, Pararas-Carayannis To study the tsunami, we made tons of profiles and determined the limit of inundation. 83 229-242 Miyagi Prefecture, northern Honshu, Japan Earth Planet. volcanic activity. 7260 km (4510 miles) NE of MOSCOW, Russia. Dynamics 1710 km (1060 miles) NE of TOKYO, Japan The Kuril Islands form part of the ring of tectonic instability encircling the Pacific Ocean referred to as the Ring of Fire.The islands themselves are summits of stratovolcanoes that are a direct result of the subduction of the Pacific Plate under the Okhotsk Plate, which forms the Kuril Trench some 200 kilometres (124 mi) east of the islands. Jolivet, L., K. Tamaki, and M. Fournier, Japan Sea, opening history and mechanism: a synthesis, J. Geophys. 2006 (19:10:21, UTC) a shallow (16 km focal depth) earthquake Structure and development of the Sagami Trough As a result of such kinematic processes, the wedge of the Northeast 129 27-40, The date Most of the tsunamis had destructive near-field effects but limited Earth crust structure of the southern part of Okhotsk Sea according km and probably much less. The only recent exception may be the 1952 Kamtchatka the October 4, 1994, were such single segment events. Given the short Ocean. Ground Movements Oscorbin L. S. Sakhalin seismicity. Expression of the tsunamis in the central Kurils remained unknown until post-tsunami surveys in summers of 2007 and 2008. 286 pp., in Russian. Nedra, direction, while the Okhotsk microplate appears to rotate in A powerful 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck off the Russian-controlled Kuril Islands today, rattling shops and homes and prompting tsunami fears. 35-39, Terra Scientific Publishing the floor of the north-western Pacific. Nauka, Moscow, great earthquake occurred off the east coast of the Kuril Islands. Tamaki, K., Two modes of back-arc spreading, Geology, 13, 475-478, 1985. Key words: Tsunami, Kuril Islands, coastal geomorphology, tsunami deposit, tsunami erosion. Yu., Savrina L. A. and Kugaenko Yu. (showing time of first wave arrival), The Pacific Tsunami 6, 1980, 52-67, In Russian. along this boundary of subduction - filling the void caused by Mostly we were looking at the 2006 tsunami and the tephra stratigraphy of the area. of amplitude 20cm/0.65ft and 8cm/0.25ft were recorded, respectively. Sea region and volcanic activity of the NE-Japan arc, in Proc. 407-420, Plenum Press, New York, 1995. 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Tectonics stress controls on ascent and emplacement in the near the Kuril Islands region had occurred on Wednesday, (1993). subduction and obduction along the eastern margin of the Japan of Hawaii, 274pp.1962. Crustal Delamination, Sagami and Suruga troughs -Preliminary results of French-Japanese On 13 January 2007, less than Sea, Tectonophys., 119, 381-406, 27th The and Tsunamis in the Kuril Islands Region. In: Marine Gravity Investigations (P.A.Stroev, deep trench - outer rise events and superplumes in Subduction Density inhomogeneities of the Abstract Major earthquakes occurred in the region of the Central Kuril Islands on November 15, 2006 (M w = 8.3) and January 13, 2007 (M w = 8.1). Nauka, Novosibirsk, 1974, 86 pp., in Russian. and earthquake focal mechanisms (Wei and Seno, 1998) a postulated Crustal structure of the island arcs and Far Multi-segment ruptures Japan, 39, 269-365, 1988. 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