No Hawaii Threat From Kuril Islands Quake…6.4

Saturday, November 17, 2012
By Paul Martin

by Dave Smith
Bigislandnow.com
November 16th, 2012

***Updated to reflect new information on magnitude and depth.***

A powerful earthquake that struck the Kuril Islands in the northwestern Pacific this morning did not generate a Pacific-wide tsunami, the US Geological Survey said.

The 6.4-magnitude tremor occurred at 8:12 a.m. Hawaii time at a depth of 18 miles.

Its epicenter was in an 810-mile volcanic archipelago located between Japan and Russia which separates the Sea of Okhotsk from the North Pacific Ocean.

The USGS describes the area as among the most seismically active in the world. The islands mark the location of the Kuril-Kamchatka tectonic arc, a subduction zone interface between the overriding North America plate and the Pacific plate.

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