National Tsunami Warning Center, NOAA/NWS

Tsunami of 13 January 2007

A great earthquake with a moment magnitude of 8.1 (USGS magnitude) occurred at 0424 UTC 13 January 2007 (day 013) and was located near the Kuril Islands (46.272N, 154.455E, 10.0km depth - USGS location).

The earthquake produced a tsunami that was recorded at tide gages monitored at the Tsunami Warning Centers. Many observatories provide data to the centers; such as the NOAA National Ocean Service, the Japanese Meteorological Agency, the U. of Hawaii Sea Level Center, the Chilean Navy, and the National Tidal Facility in Australia among others. Click on the site name to see a graph of the tsunami, when available. Listed wave heights are maximum amplitude in cm (above sea level). Observed Arrival time is the actual tsunami arrival time in UTC on gages where it could be determined. The Computed Arrival time is the estimated time of arrival computed at the National Tsunami Warning Center (NTWC) based on the origin time and location. The Sample Interval column shows the time between samples. Tsunami amplitudes forecasted during the warning are shown in the link.

For additional information about this tsunami see the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center's homepage .



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Tide gage

Peak amplitude (above sea level in cm)

Observed Initial Arrival time (UTC)

Computed Initial Arrival time (UTC)

Initial motion

Sample Interval (min)

Data File (Julian Day Starts at  0000 UTC)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adak, Alaska

5

0738

0735

fall

1

013   014

Dutch Harbor, Alaska 6 0846 0844 1 013   014

Shemya, Alaska

32

0642

0636

fall

.25

013   014

Sitka, Alaska

8

 

1049

 

1

013   014

Yakutat, Alaska

5

 

1049

 

1

013   014

Pago Pago, Amer. Samoa

11

1337

6

013   014

Arena Cove, California

25

1250

1250

fall

1

013   014

Crescent City, California

23

1247

1

013   014

Point Reyes, California

12

 

1303

 

1

013   014

Port San Luis, California

11

1331

1322

fall

1

013   014

San Francisco, California

5

1333

1

013   014

Santa Barbara, California

10

 

1438

 

1

013   014

Antofagasta, Chile

10

0028 1/14

2

013   014

Iquique, Chile

9

0048 1/14

0007 1/14

fall

2

013   014

Talcahuano, Chile

8

0141 1/14

2

013   014

Rarotonga, Cook Is

8

 

1507

 

6

013   014

Hilo, Hawaii

11

1112

1

013   014

Honolulu, Hawaii

6

1047

 

1

013   014

Kahului Maui, Hawaii

17

1108

1104

rise

1

013   014

Nawiliwili Kauai, Hawaii

10

1020

1032

fall

1

013   014

Hanasaki, Japan

13

0536

0541

fall

1

013   014

Ofunato, Japan

22

 

0613

 

1

013   014

Kwajalein, Marshall Is.

11

0947

1

013   014

Midway Island

19

0820

0821

rise

1

013   014

Charleston, Oregon

9

 

1242

 

1

013   014

Callao-La Punta, Peru

14

  2306  

2

013   014

Wake Island

8

0817

0813

rise

1

013   014