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2007 Kuril Islands earthquake

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2007 Kuril Islands earthquake
2007 Kuril Islands earthquake
UTC time2007-01-13 04:23:21
ISC event10385751
Local date13 January 2007 (2007-01-13)
Local time13:23 JST
Depth5.7 kilometres (4 mi)[1]
Epicenter46°05′N 154°31′E / 46.08°N 154.51°E / 46.08; 154.51Coordinates: 46°05′N 154°31′E / 46.08°N 154.51°E / 46.08; 154.51[1]
Areas affectedKuril Islands
Max. intensityVI (Strong) at Paramushir[3]
Tsunami0.32 m (1 ft 1 in)[2]

The 2007 Kuril Islands earthquake occurred east of the Kuril Islands on 13 January at 1:23 p.m. (JST). The shock had a moment magnitude of 8.1 and a maximum Mercalli intensity of VI (Strong). A non-destructive tsunami was generated, with maximum wave amplitudes of 0.32 meters (1 ft 1 in). 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.

See also


  1. ^ a b c ISC (2014), ISC-GEM Global Instrumental Earthquake Catalogue (1900–2009), Version 1.05, International Seismological Centre
  2. ^ a b USGS (4 September 2009), PAGER-CAT Earthquake Catalog, Version 2008_06.1, United States Geological Survey, archived from the original on 4 October 2016
  3. ^ USGS. "M8.1 - east of the Kuril Islands". United States Geological Survey.
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