EARTHQUAKES TSUNAMIS

EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI OF 13 JANUARY 2007 IN THE KURIL ISLANDS

EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI OF 13 JANUARY 2007 IN THE KURIL ISLANDS

George Pararas-Carayannis

INTRODUCTION

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 spite of the quake’s large magnitude, only a relatively small tsunami was generated. A tsunami warning was issued in Japan and for a large region of the Western Pacific. A watch was issued for Hawaii, Alaska and the Northwest Pacific. Only a small tsunami was recorded or observed in Hokkaido, Japan, and at distant locations in the Pacific.

Date and Time of Occurrence – The earthquake occurred on the 13th of January 2007 (04:23:36 UTC). This was also the local date and time in the epicentral region. The date and time of the event east of the International Time Zone was Friday, 12 JAN 2007, 0623 PM (Pacific Standard Time)

EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI OF 13 JANUARY 2007 IN THE KURIL ISLANDS
EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI OF 13 JANUARY 2007 IN THE KURIL ISLANDS
EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI OF 13 JANUARY 2007 IN THE KURIL ISLANDS George Pararas-Carayannis INTRODUCTION 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 spite of the quake's large magnitude, only a relatively small tsunami was generated. A tsunami warning was issued in Japan and for a large region of the Western Pacific. A watch was issued for Hawaii, Alaska and the Northwest Pacific. Only a small tsunami was recorded or observed in Hokkaido, Japan, and at distant locations in the Pacific. Date and Time of Occurrence - The earthquake occurred on the 13th of January 2007 (04:23:36 UTC). This was also the local date and time in the epicentral region. The date and time of the event east of the International Time Zone was Friday, 12 JAN 2007, 0623 PM (Pacific Standard Time)

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