L07605 MUNGER AND CHEUNG: THE 2006 KURIL ISLANDS TSUNAMI L07605 2of7. The Kuril Islands dispute, also known in Japan as the Northern Territories dispute, is a disagreement between Japan and Russia and also some individuals of the Ainu people over sovereignty of the four southernmost Kuril Islands.The Kuril Islands is a chain of islands that stretch between the Japanese island of Hokkaido at the southern end and the Russian Kamchatka Peninsula at the northern end. Outer space landscapes: basalt pillars, volcanoes and fumaroles. Kuril Islands. is located 400 m offshore at 12 m water depth, was able to ... standing waves across the Hawaiian Islands with nodes at Kauai, Oahu, East Maui, and Hawaii Island as well as a smaller but more energetic system with nodes at Oahu, Molokai, West Maui, and East Maui. Scallops are a favourite delicacy on the Kuril Islands. Fantastic island: white cliffs and huge waterfalls. Kuril Scallops. The North is Calling: Volcanoes, Waterfalls, and Thermal Springs. Kunashir. Powerful 7.5-magnitude earthquake strikes Russia's Kuril Islands: Footage shows terrified shoppers as supermarket shakes and tsunami alert is issued The quake struck 130 miles off the coast of … Iturup. The Kuril Islands, are a chain of islands in the Russian Far East, located directly to the north of Hokkaido, Japan, east of Sakhalin and southwest of Kamchatka. Paramushir.