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December 3, 2012

Russian Far East holds seismic hazards that could threaten Pacific Basin

The 2009 eruption of Sarychev Peak in the Kuril Islands.

The Kamchatka Peninsula and Kuril Islands, long shrouded in secrecy by the Soviet government, are a seismic and volcanic hotbed with a potential to trigger tsunamis that pose a risk to the rest of the Pacific Basin.