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  1. The Northern Miyagi earthquake (Mj 6.4) on 26 July, 2003, was a shallow crustal earthquake produced by high-angle reverse faulting. To construct a realistic geologic model for this fault system from depth to t...

    Authors: Naoko Kato, Hiroshi Sato, Toshifumi Imaizumi, Yasutaka Ikeda, Shinsuke Okada, Kyoko Kagohara, Taku Kawanaka and Keiji Kasahara
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2014 56:BF03353362
  2. A nationwide GPS array with more than 1,000 permanent stations operated by the Geographical Survey Institute of Japan, has provided many invaluable deformation data such as co- and post-seismic, volcanic, and ...

    Authors: Satoshi Miura, Toshiya Sato, Akira Hasegawa, Yoko Suwa, Kenji Tachibana and Satoshi Yui
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2014 56:BF03353360
  3. A two-dimensional finite element model was constructed along a cross section almost perpendicular to the Nagamachi-Rifu Fault Zone, in order to clarify the stress accumulation process on an intraplate earthqua...

    Authors: Yoshihisa Iio, Takeshi Sagiya, Norihito Umino, Takuya Nishimura, Kunihiko Takahashi and Takahiro Homma
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2014 56:BF03353359
  4. The Northern Fossa Magna is a Miocene failed rift and due to subsequent shortening, its basin-fill forms a fold-belt associated with active faults. Seismic reflection data across the middle part of the norther...

    Authors: Driss Elouai, Hiroshi Sato, Naoshi Hirata, Shinji Kawasaki, Toru Takeshita, Naoko Kato and Tetsuya Takeda
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2014 56:BF03353358
  5. The Itoigawa-Shizuoka Tectonic Line (ISTL) in Central Japan is a fault zone with a very high slip rate during Pliocene-Quaternary time. Our seismic reflection and gravity surveys across the northern segment of...

    Authors: Yasutaka Ikeda, Takaya Iwasaki, Hiroshi Sato, Nobuhisa Matsuta and Takeshi Kozawa
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2014 56:BF03353356
  6. The northern Fossa Magna (NFM) is a back-arc rift basin filled with thick Tertiary sediments, which show strong NW-SE shortening deformation. In the NFM, there exist two major active fault systems, the Itoigaw...

    Authors: Tetsuya Takeda, Hiroshi Sato, Takaya Iwasaki, Nobuhisa Matsuta, Shin’ichi Sakai, Takashi Iidaka and Aitaro Kato
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2014 56:BF03353353
  7. An active fault segment at the northern Itoigawa-Shizuoka tectonic line (ISTL), Central Japan, which will potentially cause M8-class intraplate earthquake, was imaged by wide-band magnetotellurics. Three paral...

    Authors: Yasuo Ogawa and Yoshimori Honkura
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2014 56:BF03353352
  8. We used teleseismic P waves recorded by the J-array, the Hi-net and a temporal local seismic network to investigate the three-dimensional topography of the Moho and the Philippine Sea plate beneath central Honshu...

    Authors: Kazuo Yoshimoto, Hiroatsu Fujisawa, Tomomi Okada, Norihito Umino, Akira Hasegawa, Kazushige Obara, Katsuhiko Shiomi, Hiroaki Tsukahara, Shigeru Okamoto, Taku Kawanaka, Hiroshi Sato, Takeshi Nishimura, Haruo Sato and Masakazu Ohtake
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2014 56:BF03353350
  9. The northern Fossa Magna (NMF) is a Miocene rift basin formed in the final stages of the opening of the Sea of Japan. The northern part of Itoigawa-Shizuoka Tectonic Line (ISTL) bounds the western part of the ...

    Authors: Hiroshi Sato, Takaya Iwasaki, Yasutaka Ikeda, Tetsuya Takeda, Nobuhisa Matsuta, Tomoko Imai, Eiji Kurashimo, Naoshi Hirata, Sin’ichi Sakai, Driss Elouai, Taku Kawanaka, Shinji Kawasaki, Susumu Abe, Takeshi Kozawa, Takeshi Ikawa, Yoshimasa Arai…
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2014 56:BF03353348
  10. We investigated the crustal deformation around the northern Itoigawa-Shizuoka Tectonic Line Fault Zone by continuous observation with a dense GPS array. The observation revealed concentrated deformation around...

    Authors: Takeshi Sagiya, Takuya Nishimura and Yoshihisa Iio
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2014 56:BF03353347
  11. The mechanism of hydrogen generation during the mechanochemical treatment of biotite was examined by grinding experiments using a ball mil in H2O or D2O as a grinding media. From the linear relationship between t...

    Authors: Jun Kameda, Kazuko Saruwatari, Hidemi Tanaka and Fumiaki Tsunomori
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2014 56:BF03353346
  12. Lithological heterogeneity of low P/T metamorphic rocks in southern area of Hidaka metamorphic belt (HMB) was formed through historical development of HMB while these rocks had been laid in ductile lower crust...

    Authors: Hidemi Tanaka, Koji Shimada, Tsuyoshi Toyoshima, Tomohiro Obara and Tadafumi Niizato
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2014 56:BF03353344
  13. Many pseudotachylytes and their related fault rocks are found in the Hidaka metamorphic belt representing an ancient crustal section. On the basis of field observations of the pseudotachylytes and related faul...

    Authors: T. Toyoshima, T. Obara, T. Niizato, H. Tanaka, K. Shimada, M. Komatsu, Y. Wada and T. Koyasu
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2014 56:BF03353342
  14. Deep low-frequency (DLF) events have often been discussed in association with fluid (magma) activity around volcanoes, in this paper, however, we will show another example of DLF activity beneath active faults...

    Authors: Shiro Ohmi, Issei Hirose and James J. Mori
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2014 56:BF03353338
  15. We simulated the occurrence of both intraplate and interplate earthquakes in a simple spring-slider-dashpot model that includes both types of earthquake faults. We found that recurrence intervals of intraplate...

    Authors: Yoshihisa Iio, Takeshi Sagiya and Yoji Kobayashi
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2014 56:BF03353326
  16. Repeated precise leveling in the earthquake swarm area of Ontake, central Japan has revealed uplift of 3–6 mm in proximity to the epicentral region of the most active earthquake cluster in 2002–2004. Although ...

    Authors: Fumiaki Kimata, Rikio Miyajima, Masayuki Murase, Dudy Darwaman, Takeo Ito, Yusaku Ohata, Meilano Irwan, Kazutomo Takano, Fauzan Ibrahim, Etsuro Koyama, Hiroshi Tsuji, Teturo Takayama, Kazuya Uchida, Jun Okada, David Solim and Herri Anderson
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2014 56:BF03353324
  17. “SEKKI” phenomena often appear in the Japanese historical literatures as distinct red emission in the nocturnal sky. The Japanese word “SEKKI” means the red atmosphere. We compile 16 events of SEKKI for 12–19t...

    Authors: Yoh Nakazawa, Toshimi Okada and Kazuo Shiokawa
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2014 56:BF03353323
  18. We detected phase disturbances of the Free Core Nutation (FCN) of the Earth directly from the analysis of the Very Long Baseline Interferometer (VLBI) observation of the Earth rotation for the period 1984–2003...

    Authors: Toshimichi Shirai, Toshio Fukushima and Zinovy Malkin
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2014 57:BF03352559
  19. The rate of secular variation occasionally undergoes a sudden, sharp change, called a geomagnetic jerk. Such jerks have been detected in geomagnetic time series, centered—over the last four decades—around 1971...

    Authors: Aude Chambodut and Mioara Mandea
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2014 57:BF03352558
  20. The ε parameter of Akasofu and the general formula of Vasyliunas et al. (1982) have been widely used as functions representing the rate of the solar wind energy input into the Earth’s magnetosphere. These two fun...

    Authors: Takao Aoki
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2014 57:BF03352557
  21. We investigate the dynamics of charged particles in the dayside magnetosphere in response to abrupt variations of the solar wind dynamical pressure. Using test particle simulations, we show that the electric f...

    Authors: D. C. Delcourt, H. V. Malova, L. M. Zelenyi, J.-A. Sauvaud, T. E. Moore and M.-C. Fok
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2014 57:BF03352556
  22. Microearthquake observation using Ocean Bottom Seismometers (OBSs) was carried out to obtain a detailed distribution of microearthquakes beneath the area off Fukushima, in the middle section of the Japan Trenc...

    Authors: Masanao Shinohara, Ryota Hino, Takashi Yoshizawa, Minoru Nishino, Toshinori Sato and Kiyoshi Suyehiro
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2014 57:BF03352553
  23. We newly developed a technique of radiation thermometry using a Sony’s consumer digital camcorder. Our system is not only convenience and cost effective but with a better performance than previous infrared the...

    Authors: Takeshi Saito, Satoshi Sakai, Isao Iizawa, Eriko Suda, Kazuhiro Umetani, Katsuya Kaneko, Yoshitsugu Furukawa and Takahiro Ohkura
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2014 57:BF03352550
  24. Clear VLF electromagnetic (EM) anomalies were detected prior to the Athens earthquake (EQ). We attempt to establish the hypothesis that these emissions were launched from the pre-focal area during micro-fractu...

    Authors: Panayiotis Kapiris, Konstantinos Nomicos, George Antonopoulos, John Polygiannakis, Konstantinos Karamanos, John Kopanas, Athanassios Zissos, Athanassios Peratzakis and Konstantinos Eftaxias
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2014 57:BF03351818
  25. The Nankai Trough is an active convergent region in southwest Japan and mega-thrust earthquakes have repeatedly occurred in some areas of its plate-boundary interface. Generation of mega-thrust earthquakes is ...

    Authors: Takafumi Kasaya, Tada-nori Goto, Hitoshi Mikada, Kiyoshi Baba, Kiyoshi Suyehiro and Hisashi Utada
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2014 57:BF03351817
  26. Long-period (5–20 s) ground motion simulations in the Kinki area during the MJ 7.1 foreshock of the 2004 off the Kii peninsula earthquakes are performed. We construct a three-dimensional underground structure mod...

    Authors: Nobuyuki Yamada and Tomotaka Iwata
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2014 57:BF03351815
  27. We present crustal deformations in southern Kii peninsula, southwest Japan, before and after the SE off the Kii peninsula earthquake sequence of September 5, 2004, which were obtained from repeated surveys of ...

    Authors: Manabu Hashimoto, Kensuke Onoue, Fumio Ohya, Yoshinobu Hoso, Kohei Segawa, Kazutoshi Sato and Yasuyoshi Fujita
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2014 57:BF03351813
  28. We studied the effects of the surface roughness and porosity of a sample layer on its light-scattering properties in laboratory experiments using fly ash, iron, graphite, and olivine powders. Three types of su...

    Authors: Tatsuya Sakai and Akiko M. Nakamura
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2014 57:BF03351807
  29. A newly installed meteor radar has been installed to measure winds in the mesosphere and lower thermosphere (MLT) over Wuhan (114.4°E, 30.6°N). In the present study, a database of the first 25 months (February...

    Authors: Guangxin Zhao, Libo Liu, Weixing Wan, Baiqi Ning and Jiangang Xiong
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2014 57:BF03351806
  30. VHF amplitude scintillations were recorded at Tirunelveli (8.7°N, 77.7°E; 0.6°N dip Latitude), Pondicherry (12°N, 79.1°E; 4.4°N dip Latitude) and Mumbai, (19°N, 73°E; 13.5°N dip Latitude) for the years 1992–19...

    Authors: S. Banola, B. M. Pathan, D. R. K. Rao and H. Chandra
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2014 57:BF03351805
  31. A detailed paleomagnetic and rock magnetic investigation was carried out on calcareous nodule layers embedded in the loess-paleosol sequences near Baoji city, southern Chinese Loess Plateau. The anisotropy of ...

    Authors: Tianshui Yang, Masayuki Hyodo, Zhenyu Yang and Zhiming Sun
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2014 57:BF03351803
  32. To examine the effects of temperature-dependent lattice thermal conductivity (lattice-k) on the thermal convection with a temperature-dependent viscous fluid, particularly on the upper thermal boundary layer, we ...

    Authors: Tomohiko K. B. Yanagawa, Masao Nakada and David A. Yuen
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2014 57:BF03351802
  33. High-resolution receiver function (RF) images of the upper mantle structure beneath the Japan Islands are obtained by RF analysis of the P-wave coda portions of 389 teleseismic events observed at 138 high-dens...

    Authors: Takashi Tonegawa, Kazuro Hirahara and Takuo Shibutani
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2014 57:BF03351801
  34. For a tsunami inversion analysis, we incorporated a new technique that uses many Green’s functions to improve model spatial resolution. Since this method precisely reproduces observed tsunami waveforms, we can...

    Authors: Toshitaka Baba, R. Cummins and Takane Hori
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2005 57:BF03351810

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