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Shikotan, Kuril Islands Earthquake, October 4, 1994, Set 2

browse graphicThe tsunami damaged this building located near the shoreline at Yuzhno-Kurilsk, Kunashir Island. Some buildings were washed off their foundations. Note the collapsed fence.
The first slide set of Shikotan, Kuril Islands focused on damage caused by the earthquake. This second set, depicts much of the tsunami damagethat occurred. At Kuzhno-Kurilsk, Kunsashir Island, tsunami heights ranged from 2.5-3.0 m. In the older part of town (fronted by a gentlebeach) all houses were damaged by the wave that penetrated 200-500 m inland. The photos and documentation in this set are from the publicationentitled Geodynamics of Tectonosphere of the Pacific Eurasia Conjunction Zone. Russian Academy of Sciences, Far East Branch, Institute of MarineGeology and Geophysics, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, 1997.

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    Distributor DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
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    • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce (comp)
    Publisher
    • National Geophysical Data Center
    Date(s)
    • publication: 1999
    Edition: First
    Dataset Progress Status Complete
    Data Update Frequency: Not planned
    Supplemental Information: Abbott, A. 1994. Japanese earthquake tests disaster warning networks. Nature, 371, No. 6498, 549. Great earthquake and tsunami of October 4, 1994. 1995. Tsunami Newsletter, Vol. XXVII, No. 1, 2-5. Iida, K. 1984. Catalog of Tsunamis in Japan and its Neighboring Countries.Special Report, Aichi Institute of Technology, Japan, 52 pp. Ivaschenko, A. I., V.K. Gusiakov, V.A. Djumagaliev, et al. 1996. Shikotantsunami of October 5, 1994. Doklady Academii Nauk, 346, No. 4, 532-538. Kanamori, H. 1972. Mechanism of tsunami earthquakes. Phys. Earth Planet. Inter., 6, 346-359. Soloviev, S.L. 1978. Basic data on tsunamis on the Pacific coast of the U.S.S.R., 1737-1976. Izuchenie Tsunami v Otkrytom Okeane, Moscow, Nauka, 61-136.Yeh, H., V. Titov, V. Gusiakov, E. Pelinovskiy, V. Khramushin, V.Kaistrenko. 1995. The 1994 Shikotan earthquake tsunamis. Pageoph, 14, No. 3/4, 855-874.
    Purpose: Make available Damage Photos for research and education
    Time Period: 1994-10-04  to  1994-10-04
    Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates:
    N: 43.87
    S: 43.74
    E: 146.82
    W: 146.61
    Spatial Coverage Map:
    Themes
    • EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > Seismology > Earthquake Occurrences
    • EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > Tectonics > Faults
    • INFOTERRA > Disasters > Catastrophic phenomena > Earthquakes
    • INFOTERRA > Lithosphere > Faults > Faults
    • INFOTERRA > Lithosphere > Seismic activity > Seismic activity
    • Earthquake
    • Photo
    • Natural Hazard
    • WDC/MGG, BOULDER > World Data Center for Marine Geology and Geophysics, Boulder
    • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
    Places
    • Asia > Kuril Islands > Shikotan
    • Asia > Russia > Rossiya > Sakhalinskaya Oblast > Kuril'skiye Ostrova > Sikotan, ostrov
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    • Access Constraints: None Use Constraints: None Distribution Liability: While every effort has been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable within the limits of the current state of the art, NOAA cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NOAA makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.
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