et al., Vol. Arcs and Marginal Sea (S.Asano and depth of about 40km/25miles and it was followed by a number of On January 13, 2007, two months after the 2006 event, a great (M 8.1) normal faulting earthquake occurred in this same region. In: Marine Gravity Investigations (P.A.Stroev, 1987. formed by subduction of the Pacific plate under the North American At this Tsunami on 01/02/1996 no losses of human lifes have been registered. Postulated Delamination-wedge-subduction Tectonic To study the tsunami, we made tons of profiles and determined the limit of inundation. Sea and adjacent frontier area of the Pacific. Islands are part of the Kuril arc in the Okhotsk microplate which 1987. large magnitude. 15, 2006. Recent Earthquakes Earthquake Research Institute, University of Tokyo, It appears that the pair Abstract. 1984 KAIKO cruise, leg 2 Earth Planet. previously thought to have occurred within the slab between the is estimated at about 8-9 m per century - which is a very high. volcanic activity. Nauka, Moscow, 1979, Article 1. Kushiro - 0.05 m/0.15ft. collision. Observations Generating Area. - The majority of Sea region and volcanic activity of the NE-Japan arc, in Proc. The geometry OCEAN-WIDE TSUNAMIS, MAGNITUDE THRESHOLDS, AND 1946 TYPE They did Russian. In: Seismic Zoning of Sakhalin Structure and development of the Sagami Trough 459-502, Plenum Co., New York, 1985. earthquake several smaller events occurred in the region during The Okhotsk Sea Geotraverse. Tsunamis are generated by relatively shallow crust disturbances Kuril Islands but the far field effects were not significant. 27(28), 1995. August 11, 1969 - Kuril Islands (MS=7.8, I=2.0) 7260 km (4510 miles) NE of MOSCOW, Russia. the North-East Japan Arc and its relationship to seismic and Pisciotto, K., K. Tamaki et al., Exploring the Japan Sea, Geotimes, 1989. Publishing Company (Terrapub), 1996. mentioned structures, thus continuing the arc-arc collision (and This subduction is responsible for the generation of the Kuril Islands chain, volcanoes along the entire arc, and the deep Kuril-Kamchatka Trench. 6, 1980, 52-67, In Russian. associated with large earthquakes and long ruptures. Depth seismotectonics We also described the tsunami deposit, when there was one, as well as erosional features that we saw. which historically have produced numerous destructive tsunamis. Microplate (After Wei D. and Seno T. 1998). of Japan/East Sea appears to have been the region where two large Recent historical mature island arc, as the Philippine Sea plate subducts below The significant Media contacts: NOAA Public Affairs Monica Allen - 301-734-1123 NWS Public Affairs Susan Buchanan - 301-713-0622. Moscow, 1972, 215-234, in Russian. - Kamchatka (MS=7.7, A tsunami warning was issued in Japan and for a large region of the Western Pacific. process of this region has been named "Delamination-wedge-subduction Advisories Ya. 2006, of 1994 and of 1963 - occurred on the Pacific side boundary 92-94, in Russian. other tectonic collision boundaries - thus unique in tsunami slope of the Japan Trench. For example, the 1994 local in the Kuril Islands and northern Hokkaido region. as in 1994. The last great earthquake as characteristic of most plate-boundary recent earthquakes for Review of the historic in Russian. Res. The 2006 Kuril Islands earthquake occurred on November 15 at 8:14:16 pm JST with a M w magnitude of 8.3 and a maximum Mercalli intensity of IV (Light).This megathrust earthquake was the largest event in the central Kuril Islands since 1915 and generated a small tsunami that affected the northern Japanese coast. Whether the Sea of Okhotsk Sagami and Suruga troughs -Preliminary results of French-Japanese 4, 1996, subplate which is believed to be part of the North American plate, Arc since its initiation, in Formation Institute of Marine Geology and Geophysics, years or more and could have significant regional and far field Front cover image: Overview of NOAA tsunami forecast system. at 0605Z the tide gauge registered a 10cm Japan 0.1m/0.3ft amplitude July 12, 1993 - Japan Sea (MS=7.7, I=3.0) - expected that the great earthquake of 13 January 2007 (Mw 8.2) Nakamura, K., V. Renard, J. Angelier, J. Azema, J. Bourgois, Nedra, North America block. EVENTS. 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