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The 2018 Hokkaido Eastern Iburi Earthquake and Hidaka arc-arc collision system

Earth, Planets and Space welcomes submissions to the special issue on The 2018 Hokkaido Eastern Iburi Earthquake and Hidaka arc-arc collision system.

The 2018 Mw 6.6 Hokkaido Eastern Iburi Earthquake generated strong ground shaking of JMA maximum intensity 7 and induced fatal landslides. The earthquake occurred beneath inland Hokkaido with an unusual deep hypocenter depth of 35km, possibly reflecting complex crustal and mantle structure of Hidaka arc-arc collision system. Connection of the earthquake with its nearby major active faults is still not very clear so far. Strong ground motion evaluation strategy of deep crustal earthquake is future challenge. This special issue will focus on multidisciplinary geoscientific researches by seismology, geodesy, electromagnetic and landslide study regarding this earthquake and associated phenomena.

This special issue covers all disciplines concerning the The 2018 Hokkaido Eastern Iburi Earthquake and Hidaka arc-arc collision system including:ž

  • Source process of mainshock and aftershocks 
  • Aftershock activity
  • Crust and upper mantle structure
  • Strong motion seismology
  • Landslide
  • Crustal deformation
  • Active fault

Submission Instructions

Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you have carefully read the submission guidelines for Earth, Planets and Space. The complete manuscript should be submitted through the Earth, Planets and Space submission system. To ensure that you submit to the correct special issue please select the appropriate special issue in the drop-down menu upon submission. In addition, indicate within your cover letter that you wish your manuscript to be considered as part of the special issue on The 2018 Hokkaido Eastern Iburi Earthquake and Hidaka arc-arc collision system. All submissions will undergo rigorous peer review and accepted articles will be published within the journal as a collection.

Deadline for submissions: 30 April 2019

Lead Guest Editor

Hiroaki Takahashi, Hokkaido University, Japan

Guest Editors

Nobuo Takai, Hokkaido University, Japan
Masahiro Chigira, Kyoto University, Japan
Guojie Meng, China Earthquake Administration, China
Saeko Kita, Building Research Institute, Japan
Takuji Yamada, Ibaraki University, Japan

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