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7.0 Quake Hits Kuril Islands Between Russia and Japan

 
 
Reply Mon 6 Apr, 2009 11:36 pm

http://www.theusdaily.com/articles/viewarticle.jsp?id=708404&type=World

Massive earthquake hits off Kuril Islands
By Steve Ginsburg

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A 7 magnitude earthquake struck off Russia's Pacific coast early on Tuesday about 182 miles east northeast off Kuril'sk in the Kuril Islands, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

The quake was at a depth of 24.3 miles, USGS said


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Earthquake Details
Magnitude 7.0
Date-Time Tuesday, April 07, 2009 at 04:23:34 UTC
Tuesday, April 07, 2009 at 04:23:34 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

Location 46.141°N, 151.420°E
Depth 39.1 km (24.3 miles)
Region KURIL ISLANDS
Distances 295 km (180 miles) ENE of Kuril'sk, Kuril Islands
615 km (380 miles) SW of Severo-Kuril'sk, Kuril Islands, Russia
1515 km (940 miles) NE of TOKYO, Japan
7140 km (4440 miles) NE of MOSCOW, Russia

Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 9.3 km (5.8 miles); depth +/- 13.8 km (8.6 miles)
Parameters NST=166, Nph=166, Dmin=730.3 km, Rmss=0.7 sec, Gp= 50°,
M-type=teleseismic moment magnitude (Mw), Version=6


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http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/SP304098.htm

Massive earthquake hits off Kuril Islands
07 Apr 2009 05:24:26 GMT
Source: Reuters
(Adds details, changes dateline)

SINGAPORE, April 7 (Reuters) - A magnitude 7.O earthquake struck off Russia's Pacific coast on Tuesday about 182 miles (293 km) east northeast off Kuril'sk in the Kuril Islands, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

The quake, which struck at 0424 GMT, was at a depth of 24.3 miles (38 km), USGS said.

There was no immediate tsunami warning from the quake, according to the Hawaii-based Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre website.

Japan's Meteorological Agency Web site said only a minor tremor was recorded in the northeast of Japan's northern island of Hokkaido, and no risk was seen of a tsunami in Japan.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Mon 6 Apr, 2009 11:49 pm
listening
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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Tue 7 Apr, 2009 04:52 am

this on the heels of the 6.3 quake in central italy yesterday...
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farmerman
 
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Reply Tue 7 Apr, 2009 05:28 am
@Butrflynet,
Ill bet that there were several rogue waves in the Kuroshio Current.
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