Coseismic and postseismic crustal deformation after the M w 8 Tokachi-oki earthquake in Japan
© The Society of Geomagnetism and Earth, Planetary and Space Sciences (SGEPSS); The Seismological Society of Japan; The Volcanological Society of Japan; The Geodetic Society of Japan; The Japanese Society for Planetary Sciences. 2004
Received: 9 February 2004
Accepted: 11 June 2004
Published: 24 June 2014
The permanent Global Positioning System (GPS) array in Japan detected coseismic and postseimic deformation of the 2003 Tokachi-oki earthquake (M w 8). We estimate the time evolution of its postseismic slip, together with its coseismic slip distribution. The result shows that the postseismic slip has been occurring mainly in an area adjacent to the coseismic slips, propagating to the northeast and southwest. This suggests that, as of March 6, 2004, the postseismic slip of the strongly coupled area neighboring the coseismic rupture partly released seismic moment, equivalent to an earthquake of M w 7.8.