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The epicenter was located in a seismically active volcanic archipelago located between Japan and Russia as shown in this modified Google Earth image. Big Island Now graphic. Kuril Islands Hit by 7.2-Magnitude Quake, No Tsunami Generated April 18th, 2013 · No Comments · East Hawaii News, News, North Hawaii News, West Hawaii News

The tremor follows three of 6.5-magnitude or greater that hit the island chain in late February.

USGS Image. UPDATE: Two More Strong Quakes Hit Kurils; Still No Tsunami February 28th, 2013 · No Comments · East Hawaii News, Featured Articles, News, North Hawaii News, West Hawaii News

The tremor occurred in a seismically active island chain stretching from Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula to Japan.

The epicenter was located in a seismically active volcanic archipelago located between Japan and Russia as shown in this modified Google Earth image. Big Island Now graphic. No Hawaii Threat From Kuril Islands Quake November 16th, 2012 · No Comments · East Hawaii News, News, North Hawaii News, West Hawaii News

The 6.8 magnitude tremor occurred in one of the world’s most seismically active areas.