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Fig. 4 | Earth, Planets and Space

Fig. 4

From: Importance of rheological heterogeneity for interpreting viscoelastic relaxation caused by the 2011 Tohoku-Oki earthquake

Fig. 4

Computed displacements and strain fields, cumulative for 5 years, due to viscoelastic relaxation. ac Relaxation of the mantle wedge only. df Relaxation of the oceanic mantle only. a and d Conceptual representations of the viscoelastic structure; the colored area represents the viscoelastic media. η is the viscosity. b and e Computed displacement field; black arrows and contoured color map represent horizontal and vertical displacements, respectively. c and f Computed strain field; arrows and contoured color map represent the principal strain axes and the dilatational strain, respectively

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