Link to USGS home page.
Earthquake Hazards Program

Magnitude 8.3 KURIL ISLANDS

Wednesday, November 15, 2006 at 11:14:17 UTC

News Release

The following is a revised REPEAT revised release by the United States Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center: A great earthquake occurred 495 km (305 miles) SSW of Severo-Kuril'sk, Kuril Islands, Russia and 1665 km (1030 miles) NE of TOKYO, Japan at 5:14 AM MDT, Nov 15, 2006 (10:14 PM local time in Russia). The magnitude and location may be revised when additional data and further analysis results are available. For information about tsunamis, contact the NOAA Tsunami Warning Centers at http://tsunami.gov. The magnitude was furnished by the Dept. of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

One person injured at Waikiki by a tsunami with a measured wave height of 34 cm at Honolulu, Hawaii. One parking lot was flooded at Nawiliwili, Hawaii by a tsunami with a measured wave height of 88 cm. Two docks destroyed and at least one damaged at Crescent City, California by a tsunami with a measured wave height of 176 cm. Felt at Misawa and Yokosuka, Japan and at Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, Russia. Recorded (2 JMA) in eastern and south-central Hokkaido. Recorded (1 JMA) in western Hokkaido and in Aomori, Iwate and Miyagi Prefectures, Honshu. Tsunami wave heights in centimeters (peak-to- trough) were recorded at the following tide stations: 44 at Pago Pago, American Samoa; 97 at Talcahuano, 82 at Arica, 76 at Caldera, 66 at Coquimbo, 64 at Iquique, 46 at Antofagasta and 40 at Juan Fernandez, Chile; 18 at Rarotonga, Cook Islands; 88 at Nuku Hiva and 11 at Rikitea, French Polynesia; 67 at Santa Cruz and 62 at Baltra, Galapagos Islands; 120 at Tokachi-ko, 100 at Chichi- jima, 80 at Hana-saki, 60 at Hachinohe, 40 at Hakodate, 40 at Kushiro, 40 at Nemuro and 13 at Naha, Japan; 35 on Shikotan, Kuril Islands; 6 on Kanton, Kirbati; 96 on Midway Island; 28 on Kwajalein, Marshall Islands; 58 at Timaru Port, 56 at Kaingaroa, Chatham Island, 33 at Lyttelton Port, 33 at Sumner Head, 32 at Kaikoura and 21 at Moturiki Island, New Zealand; 13 on Niue; 13 on Manus Island, Papua New Guinea; 73 at Callao-La Punta and 24 at Atico, Peru; 57 at Apia, Samoa; 7 at Honiara, Solomon Islands; 5 at Betio, Tarawa; 9 at Nuku`alofa, Tonga; 6 at Funafuti, Tuvalu; 39 at Adak, 36 at King Cove, 32 at Nikolski, 25 at Sitka, 21 at Sand Point, 20 at Shemya Island and 8 at Amchitka Island, Alaska, United States; 118 at Arena Cove, 79 at Santa Barbara, 62 at Point Reyes, 30 at Santa Monica, 22 at Los Angeles, 18 at San Diego and 17 at Richmond, California, United States; 152 at Kahului, 115 at Hale`iwa, 100 at Wai`anae, 98 at Hilo, 88 at Kalaupapa, 85 at Hanalei, 65 at Kawaihae, 64 at Makapu`u, 45 at Lahaina, 26 at Honokohau, 23 at Miloli`i, 13 at Kapoho and 10 at Mokuolo`e, Hawaii, United States; 112 at Port Orford, 38 at Charleston and 34 at South Beach, Oregon, United States; 24 at Port Angeles, Washington, United States; 29 at Port-Vila, Vanuatu; 22 on Wake Island.

Preliminary Earthquake Report
U.S. Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center
World Data Center for Seismology, Denver

 


FirstGov button  Take Pride in America button