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Introduction to the special section for the 2004 Mid-Niigata Prefecture Earthquake


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Hirata, N. Introduction to the special section for the 2004 Mid-Niigata Prefecture Earthquake. Earth Planet Sp 57, i (2005).

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  • Body Wave
  • Earth Planet Space
  • Niigata Prefecture
  • Strong Aftershock
  • Earthquake Research Institute