IISEEfs CMTs, Aftershock Distributions, Fault planes, and Rupture processes for recent large earthquakes in the world [Japanese version]
The IISEE provides the following earthquake information for large (Mw7.2) earthquakes in the world by the analytical techniques developed by the IISEE staff members and visiting researchers.
n Centroid moment tensor
Centroid moment tensors are determined analyzing long period body wave data recorded at GSN (Global Seismological Network) stations.
u Period: 1994 – June 2014
u Analytical method: Grid search approach by Hara (2004, 2005)
u Principal Investigator: Tatsuhiko Hara (IISEE. E-mail: thara at kenken.go.jp)
n Aftershock distribution and corresponding fault plane
Aftershocks including mainshock and foreshocks are relocated using P-wave arrivals from International Seismological Centre (ISC) CD-ROMs. Then, the corresponding fault plane is determined based on the obtained aftershock distribution (nodal planes are taken from the Global CMT catalog).
u Period: January 1994 – 2010
u Analytical method: The modified joint hypocenter determination method (MJHD. Hurukawa and Imoto, 1992; Hurukawa, 1995; Hurukawa et al., 2008)
u Principal Investigator: Nobuo Hurukawa (IISEE. E-mail: hurukawa at kenken.go.jp)
n Rupture process
Earthquake rupture processes are determined analyzing broadband waveform data recorded at GSN (Global Seismological Network) stations. The above aftershock analyses are referred to set up earthquake fault planes.
u Period: January 1994 – September 2012
u Analytical method: Waveform inversion considering covariance components in inversion analyses of densely sampled observed data by Yagi and Fukahata (2008)
Principal Investigator: Yuji Yagi (
We analyzed large (M7) events that occurred between 1976 and 2010 to determine their aftershock distributions and corresponding fault planes to expand the database.
We have developed software to perform strong ground motion simulation for seismic bedrock using stochastic Greenfs function method.
We provide a set of earthquake fault parameters used in tsunami simulations that are presented on the IISEE web site.
We found azimuthal dependence of high frequency energy radiation for the 2011 Off the Pacific Coast of Tohoku earthquake.
Here is an event list of the earthquake information obtained by the methods mentioned above.
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