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Fig. 4 | Earth, Planets and Space

Fig. 4

From: Detection of plastic strain using GNSS data of pre- and post-seismic deformation of the 2011 Tohoku-oki earthquake

Fig. 4

Conceptual model of the time development of stress in the upper crust of inland Japan. The diagram follows Ikeda (1996) with a modification of the zero stress level; the stress just after a gigantic earthquake was taken to be zero in his original diagram. Ikeda (1996) considers that the stress increase is suppressed by the occurrence of intraplate earthquakes before a gigantic earthquake at subduction zone

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