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Featured Article: Unified approach for evaluation of horizontal site amplification factors with special reference to history of studies on the effects of surface geology on seismic motion

Following the 1923 Kanto earthquake in Japan, Japanese researchers noticed strong effects of surface geology (ESG) on seismic motion and began to quantify the site amplification factors (SAFs) associated with soft surface sediments. Kawase et al. (2023) introduce various emerging techniques for broadband quantitative evaluations of SAFs based on the vast amount of observed ground motions primarily from dense Japanese strong-motion networks. They propose to follow five basic guidelines for the successful implementation of techniques to delineate SAFs at a target site. As seen in Fig.5, they found much smaller S-wave (horizontal) SAFs in the western side of Honshu, which is probably related to the origin of Japan Islands.

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The EPS Excellent Paper Award 2022

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OpenSWPC: an open-source integrated parallel simulation code for modeling seismic wave propagation in 3D heterogeneous viscoelastic media
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The EPS Young Researcher Award 2022

Dr. Takahiro Abe won the award as the first author of the following paper:

Surface displacement revealed by L-band InSAR analysis in the Mayya area, Central Yakutia, underlain by continuous permafrost
Takahiro Abe, Go Iwahana, Petr V. Efremov, Alexey R. Desyatkin, Takumi Kawamura, Alexander Fedorov, Yuri Zhegusov, Kazuki Yanagiya and Takeo Tadono

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Deadline for submission: 31 July 2023

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Deadline for submission: 31 July 2023

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Deadline for submission: 31 March 2023

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