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  • May 17, 2017

EPS booth in JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2017

Please visit EPS booth in JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2017 to be held in Makuhari, Chiba, Japan, from 20 to 25 May 2017. Our booth is located at #A57, next to poster presentation area and you can reach easily. You can have nice souvenirs upon answering a questionnaire on our journal. – JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2017 – Exhibition Read more

  • News
  • May 10, 2017

EPS Young Researcher Award 2016

Michiyo Sawai, Takehiro Hirose, Jun Kameda (2014), Frictional properties of incoming pelagic sediments at the Japan Trench: implications for large slip at a shallow plate boundary during the 2011 Tohoku earthquake, Earth, Planets and Space, 66:65, doi: 10.1186/1880-5981-66-65 The slip at the shallow part of the megathrust triggered the destructive Tsunami associated with the Tohoku Earthquake in 2011. Thus, it is important to understand how such a large rupture can… Read more

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  • May 10, 2017

EPS Excellent Paper Award 2016

Yushiro Fujii, Kenji Satake, Shin’ichi Sakai, Masanao Shinohara, and Toshihiko Kanazawa (2011), Tsunami source of the 2011 off the Pacific coast of Tohoku Earthquake, Earth Planets Space, 63, 815–820, doi:10.5047/eps.2011.06.010 This paper compiled the Tsunami waveform data from tide gauges, GPS wave gauges, and ocean bottom pressure gauges associated with the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake. From the waveform inversion, the authors successfully explained the two-step waveforms, which were the most outstanding… Read more

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  • May 6, 2017

Special issue “The next Marmara earthquake: disaster mitigation, recovery, and early warning” is completed

Figure: Hori et al., 2017 The North Anatolian Fault in Turkey is known to have the westward migrations of large earthquakes. In the future, there is a risk of a large earthquake in the Marmara Sea. This special issue is a collection of papers on the geometry and potential dynamics of the North Anatolian Fault system in and around the Marmara Sea and on the assessments of seismic risks including Tsunamis. These studies are supported by MarDIM project, a joint effort of Turkish and Japanese scientists financially supported by JICA, JST and the Ministry of Development in Turkey. Special issue: The Next Marmara Earthquake: Disaster Mitigation, Recovery and Early Warning Read more

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  • April 26, 2017

[Frontier Letter] Importance of rheological heterogeneity for interpreting viscoelastic relaxation at a subduction earthquake

Suito (2017) developed a three-dimensional viscoelastic model using Finite Element Method to understand the postseismic deformation that followed the 2011 Tohoku-Oki earthquake and to clarify which elements of the viscoelastic media affect the observed surface deformation. Of particular importance is the consideration of different viscosities between the mantle wedge and the oceanic mantle, and the inclusion of a thin weak layer beneath the slab, which has a dramatic impact on… Read more