2007 Kuril Islands earthquake

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2007 Kuril Islands earthquake
2007 Kuril Islands earthquake is located in Far Eastern Federal District
2007 Kuril Islands earthquake
Date 13 January 2007 (2007-01-13)
Origin time 04:23:20 UTC [1]
Magnitude 8.1 Mw [1]
Depth 5.7 kilometres (4 mi) [1]
Epicenter 46°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]
Type Dip-slip [2]
Areas affected Kuril Islands
Japan
Max. intensity VI (Strong) at Paramushir [3]
Tsunami .32 m (1 ft 1 in) [2]
Aftershocks 5.8 Mw Jan 13 at 09:18 [4]
6.0 Mw Jan 13 at 17:37 [5]

The 2007 Kuril Islands earthquake occurred east of the Kuril Islands on 13 January at 1:23 p.m. Japan Standard Time. 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 .32 meters (1 ft 1 in).

The earthquake occurred as a result of normal faulting and was located 95 km to the south east of the 8.3 magnitude 2006 Kuril Islands earthquake which had occurred the previous November.

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