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Crustal deformation associated with crustal activities in the northern Izu-islands area during the summer, 2000

  • Masaru Kaidzu1Email author,
  • Takuya Nishimura1,
  • Makoto Murakami1,
  • Shinzaburo Ozawa1,
  • Takeshi Sagiya1,
  • Hiroshi Yarai1 and
  • Tetsuro Imakiire1
Earth, Planets and Space201452:BF03351658

Received: 6 September 2000

Accepted: 8 September 2000

Published: 20 June 2014


In the end of June, 2000, intense crustal activity took place in Miyake-jima, Niijima, Kozu-shima and their vicinity. Here we report on the crustal deformation in the area during the period from June 24 to September 4, 2000, detected with the nationwide Global Positioning System (GPS) array operated by the Geographical Survey Institute. The deformation in this area during the above period is characterized by the deflation of Miyake-jima and the extension of the crust in the northeast-southwest direction over a wide area.