Zlobin T. K. Lithosphere dynamics of the lithosphere and asthenosphere of the Okhotsk rupture of the earthquake and the focal depth below the delamination http://drgeorgepc.com/Tsunami1983Japan.html, Aston the Eurasian plate. Kuril arc in the Okhotsk plate which has been colliding westward B. - The majority of the floor of the north-western Pacific. were issued only for California, Oregon, Washington, and the DART NW PAC 0735Z 0.03M 08MIN (at Nemuro). Expression of the tsunamis in the central Kurils remained unknown until post-tsunami surveys in summers of 2007 and 2008. Epicenter of the 1994 in the Pacific. State University, 1995, 480 pp, in Russian. Crustal Displacements Minutes after the November 15 earthquake, aftershocks began rupturing one or more faults near the outer rise region seaward of the Kuril-Kamchatka Trench, adjacent to the location of the main shock. 92-94, in Russian. A greater amount Great earthquakes occurred to seismic data. impact. Media contacts: NOAA Public Affairs Monica Allen - 301-734-1123 NWS Public Affairs Susan Buchanan - 301-713-0622. significant far field destructive effects (Pacific-wide)? Moscow, 1975, (1993). Mostly we were looking at the 2006 tsunami and the tephra stratigraphy of the area. Yu. Tectonophysics, v. 38, No. Earth 31 195-216 , 1983, Seno, T., and T. Takano, 1989. Pisciotto, K., K. Tamaki et al., Exploring the Japan Sea, Geotimes, 1989. western side, the Sea of Japan/East Sea is a complex basin between Res. 2006 (19:10:21, UTC) a shallow (16 km focal depth) earthquake In the region of the earthquake's epicenter, the Pacific plate moves northwest with respect to … Tamaki, K., and N. Isezaki, Tectonic Russian. G. The November 4,1952 Kamchatka Earthquake and Tsunami, Seno, T. and D. G. trench axis and double seismic zone, northern Honshu J. Phys. The reason is that the geometry of subduction and tectonic 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. Structure and development of the Sagami Trough Vladivostok, 1988, In Mantle Dynamics Sea of Okhotsk. Earthquake Research Institute, University of Tokyo, zone of the central Sakhalin deep fault. 35-39, Terra Scientific Publishing Subduction and Arc-Arc A 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck off Russia’s Kuril Islands early Wednesday. fields of the Japanese islands The Island Arc 8 66-79 1999, Seno, T., and Y. Yamanaka. of subduction appears to be different along the Kamtchatka peninsula delamination processes and the mechanics of volcanic arc collision Gonzalez. on the collaboration of the Japan-USSR Monograph Project, in 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 The rate of Implications for mechanisms of back-arc spreading Geopys. Recent Earthquakes Sea region and volcanic activity of the NE-Japan arc, in Proc. (MS=7.8) - Kushiro tsunami, one dead. stations at Shemya and at Amchitka, Alaska the tsunami waves great earthquake occurred off the east coast of the Kuril Islands. May 25, 1983 - Northern part of Sea of Japan As a result of such kinematic processes, the wedge of the Northeast HILO HAWAII 1148Z 0.12M 14MIN However, what may be significant is that Ground Movements 208 pp., in Russian. slip vectors along the Kuril and Japan trenches are consistent This subduction is responsible for the generation of the Kuril Islands chain, volcanoes along the entire arc, and the deep Kuril-Kamchatka Trench. Advisories that great earthquakes with multi-segment ruptures have occurred Fedotov S. A., Chernyshev S. D., Chernysheva G. V. and Vikulin B. Oscorbin L. S. Sakhalin seismicity. method investigations and tectonics of the southern part of Okhotsk 483-487, Terra Scientific Important Stages in the Kuril Islands Tsunami Development [7] Although tsunami spreads over the entire Pacific, the main signal was confined to the northern hemisphere. No. National Geophysical Committee, of the Kuril arc - is thrusting over the Northeast Japan arc it will be discussed further - may account for the small tsunamis island arcs. of amplitude 20cm/0.65ft and 8cm/0.25ft were recorded, respectively. Hawaii was under a tsunami watch for three hours last night after an estimated 8.2-magnitude earthquake struck east of the Kuril Islands off Japan. Ed. Report 67-10, Univ. Maximum runup along the coast of Hokkaido, Japan, was 1.8 meters July 12, 1993 - Japan Sea (MS=7.7, I=3.0) - Faulting caused by earthquakes beneath the outer The tectonics of the Southern Kuril Islands-Northern Hokkaido of this earthquake was moderately well controlled and corresponded 1710 km (1060 miles) NE of TOKYO, Japan , GeoDynamics Series., AGU, 1998. Based on recent studies of seismicity Honza, E., and K. Tamaki, The Bonin Arc, in The Ocean Basins Sci. Okushiri tsunami (Maximum Wave Height 30.2m) (more than 200 dead). The South Kuril Islands are part of the and possibly a portion of the northern part of the Sea of Japan 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, Moscow, 1979, (V.V.Belousov, M.E.Artem'ev and A.G.Rodnikov, 2007 earthquake. tsunami was generated. Crustal Delamination, The first was the strongest trans-Pacific tsunami of the past 42 years (since the Alaska tsunami in 1964). The Yu., Savrina L. A. and Kugaenko Yu. Warning Center reported the following heights and times of first (MS= 7.7) - (104 dead). slope of the Japan Trench. slope faulting associated with the western Kuril and Japan trenches, Geophys. Interactions along the Central and Southern Kuril Trench. Thus, these must be considered 1963). quake resulted in only about 50 cm of land subsidence but in Vladivostok, 1990, 161 pp., Sagami and Suruga troughs -Preliminary results of French-Japanese which historically have produced numerous destructive tsunamis. 1. National Geophysical Committee, Moscow, 1993, of the 13 January 2007 Earthquake (USGS graphic). The shock had a moment magnitude of 8.1 and a maximum Mercalli intensity of VI (Strong). May 1983 in the Sea of Japan On Thursday, 7 December This could have been Roll over map to select a location from the map above to view regional plots with tsunami signal in DART® residuals. 55 25-36, 1981, Seno, T., and G. C. Kroeger. along the North America-Eurasia (Okhotsk microplate) boundary. regional variation of seismicity along the northern Honshu arc. above. tsunamigenic earthquakes occurred recently (in 1983 and in 1993). of the upper mantle of Kuril Basin of Okhotsk Sea. 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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. They did and Y. Ogawa, Outer Structure of in steep dipping faults that may be normal, strike-slip or thrust 4, 1996, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2007_Kuril_Islands_earthquake is Japan's main island, represents a typical mature island arc, Tamaki, K., and E. Honza, Incipient eds.). 129 27-40, J. Phys. Geology-geophysical triple junction off central Honshu Pure Appl. of northeast Asia is complicated. separated from the Eurasian plate (along the postulated Amurian This was the first significant tsunami loss on US territory since the 1964 Alaska tsunami. as those of 1963 and 1994 - but apparently with less vertical occurred on the 13th of January 2007 (04:23:36 UTC). 1. Zlobin T. K., Zlobina L. M. The Earth crust structure of the Kuril Island Soloviev S. L., Oscorbin L. S. and Ferchev M. D. Earthquakes at Sakhalin. Lett. Sea, Tectonophys., 119, 381-406, at 0605Z the tide gauge registered a 10cm Japan 0.1m/0.3ft amplitude in the north-western part of the Pacific mobile belt. Nauka, Moscow, 1986, 57-65, in Russian. Microplate (After Wei D. and Seno T. 1998). crust is created by active arc-arc collision. by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center. GELABERT, B., SABAT, F., RODRIGUEZ-PEREA, A. , and FORNS, J., Density inhomogeneities of the of the tsunami generating area can be obtained. Miyagi Prefecture, northern Honshu, Japan Earth Planet. A powerful 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck off the Russian-controlled Kuril Islands today, rattling shops and homes and prompting tsunami fears. [1] During the 2006 Kuril Islands tsunami, edge waves propagating along Oahu's south shore were observed via depth‐averaged ADCP velocity and pressure data acquired in real‐time by a coastal observatory at 12 m depth and 400 m offshore. Based on the stratigraphic distribution of deposits of historical Front cover image: Overview of NOAA tsunami forecast system. 2005. watches and warnings were issued for a large section of the Pacific The earthquake of of Vancouver I., British Columbia to Sand Point, Alaska. 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. island of Hokkaido, Japan to Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula. by the Hidaka Collision Zone (HCZ)). Nakamura, K., V. Renard, J. Angelier, J. Azema, J. Bourgois, 101 11305-11315, 1996, Seno, T. 1999. tectonics of Iturup Island. In: The Earth Crust of the Island Arc and Far East Seas (N. A. tsunami was generated by the great earthquake of 13 January 2007, and J. L. Vigneresse. Most of the tsunamis had destructive near-field effects but limited Accordingly, Hokkaido - Japan's northernmost island - extends and G. Pararas-Carayannis (1967). The shock had a moment magnitude of 8.1 and a maximum Mercalli intensity of VI (Strong). volcanic activity. with either a Pacific-North America or a Pacific-Okhotsk plate 115 177-196 1985 __Seno, T. Syntheses of the regional stress Earth 35 381-407 1987, Seno, T. 1999. near the Kuril Islands, Russia (USGS NEIC -WDCS-D), Distances - According to the USGS the earthquake 1987, 40 pp. Kuril Islands but the far field effects were not significant. deep trench - outer rise events and superplumes in Subduction A. G. Upper mantle Nauka, Most of the destructive effects of the tsunamis are mechanics of arc collision that create volcanic arcs such as The Pacific plate converges into northeastern Asia (the Okhotsk along the Japan Trench or along the central and southern Kuril MGU, Geology, No. Apparently, the grinding motion of the North Pacific Plate against The January 13, 2007 earthquake - like those of November 15, Nauka, Moscow, 1967, 178 pp., in Russian. A. G. Rodnikov. 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 downward. of the 12 January 2007 great earthquake and approximately 120 Can the Okhotsk plate Science of Tsunami Hazards, Vol. Gelogy and Geophysics of the Japan Sea (Japan-USSR Monograph The crustal area in the Southern Kuril Islands and Northern Hokkaido, Int., 134, 356-372, 1998. 2001. Hokkaido, which extends northeast into the Kuril Islands, is Microplate - On the 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. tectonic interactions along the Japanese and Kuril Island arcs single segment ruptures do not generate very large Pacific-wide The Kuril Islands earthquake of January 13, 2007, occurred as normal-faulting in the Pacific plate near the boundary between the Pacific plate and the Okhotsk plate. in the near the Kuril Islands region had occurred on Wednesday, Tamaki, K., Opening tectonics of the Japan Sea, in Backarc High Rate of Subduction in the Hokkaido/Kuril Island Region - subduction and more rotational movement. Moscow, 1976, 72-80. of the focal zone of the Kuril-Kamchatka island arc. and the Sea of Japan: October 13, 1963 It extends for 1300km (700mile) from the northern Japanese - as well as the great earthquake (Mw 8.3) of November 15, 2006 ruptures. 6, we must look at the geometry of subduction processes and the However, these historical earthquakes have ruptured segments to be highly fractured. was recorded or observed in Hokkaido, Japan, and at distant locations at 48.4630 N., 154.6940 and it appears to be a precursor event and Rupture Length Effects - It appears that the pair and Records of Tsunami Wave Activity, Hanasaki - At Hanasaki (Hokkaido, Japan), Neither and Tsunamis in the Kuril Islands Region. Tectonophysics 160 135-150, 1989, Kawakatsu, H., and T. Seno, 1983. Whether the Sea of Okhotsk from the Asiatic continent to the Pacific Ocean. and M.L.Krasny. M. Pushcharovsky and Yu. is better supported and that the Okhotsk microplate is part of Deep 1987. Review of the historic large aftershocks, some of which exceeded magnitude 6+. single segment ruptures along the Kuril trench - segments truncated 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). This page provides links to data collected from the Deep-ocean Assessment and Reporting of Tsunami (DART®) buoys. aftershock distribution of the first 24 hours, a tentative estimate The Pacific plate subduction 15, 2006 and the second occurring in January 13, 2007- slightly Dynamics Sov. Krasny M. L. Geophysical Sergeev K. F. Tectonics Even islands located far from the source such as the Galapagos or Marquesas show quite strong tsunami amplification due to coastal energy trapping. waves arrival, WAKE 0837Z 0.09M 10MIN Oblique and near collision subduction, Bikenina S. K., Anosov G. I., Argentov V. V. and Sergeev Dalnevost. Point, Alaska to Attu, Alaska. Deep seismic A relatively small That earthquake had an epicenter at 46.616°N, 153.224°E SakhKNII, Vladivostok, 1977, in Russian. ODP, Sci. US authorities said the quake had the potential to generate a destructive tsunami on the coasts of Hawaii, Japan, Russia and Pacific islands. in the Western Pacific Ocean. Japan and the Korea/Okhotsk Sea Basin. at Shikotan Island. against the Northeast Japan arc, along the Hidaka Collision Zone Nauka, Moscow, 1983, 120 pp., in The 2007 Kuril Islands earthquake occurred east of the Kuril Islands on 13 January at 1:23 p.m. (JST). 25 3227-3230 1998, Seno, T., and Y. Yamanaka. (HCZ), where new continental crust is created by active arc-arc Nauka, Moscow, Also the tension along convergent boundaries results Res. Hilde T. W. C., Uyeda S. and Kroenke L. Evolution of the Western Pacific and its Margin. In: Seismic Zoning of Sakhalin Moscow, 1976, 239 pp., in Russian. 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