Kurile Islands

  • Russia: Magnitude 6.9 quake hits off Kamchatka March 1, 2013

    London: A magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck near the southern tip of Russia's Kamchatka peninsula, at a depth of around 52 km (33 miles), the US Geological Survey (USGS) reported on Thursday. The US Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said there was no threat of a destructive widespread tsunami, based on historical earthquake...
  • Small tsunami hits north Japan November 15, 2006

    Tokyo: A small tsunami hit northern Japan, estimated at 16 inches tall, Japan's Meteorological Agency said. The wave hit Nemuro port in Japan's northernmost island of Hokkaido at 1329 hrs GMT and was smaller than the six and a half feet tall or higher initially expected by the agency. Live water footage...
  • Japan tones down tsunami warning November 16, 2006

    Tokyo: A powerful undersea earthquake prompted tsunami warnings on Wednesday for Japan and Russia but the danger appeared to pass after a series of tiny waves hit the northern Japanese coast. The waves did not swell higher than 16 inches and rapidly diminished in size, but Japan's meteorological agency said that...