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The 2024 M7.6 Noto Peninsula Earthquake and Seismic Swarm

Guest Editors:
Yoshihiro Hiramatsu: Kanazawa University, Japan
David Shelly: The U.S. Geological Survey, USA
Takuya Nishimura: Kyoto University, Japan
Junichi Nakajima: Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Haruko Sekiguchi: Kyoto University, Japan
Tomoaki Morishita: Kanazawa University, Japan
Hiroshi Ichihara: Nagoya University, Japan
Aitaro Kato: The University of Tokyo, Japan

Submission Status: Open   |   Submission Deadline: 30 September 2024

Earth, Planets and Space is calling for submissions to our collection on: The 2024 M7.6 Noto Peninsula earthquake and seismic swarm

An intense earthquake swarm has persisted for more than three years beneath the northeastern tip of the Noto Peninsula, central Japan since November 2020. The largest magnitude for each year from 2021 to 2023 increased to 5.1, 5.4, and 6.5. On January 1st, 2024, an M7.6 earthquake rupture nucleated within the swarm area and propagated bilaterally toward WSW and ENE directions breaking multiple faults over 100 km, causing devastating seismic and tsunami damages in wide range of areas. Globally, it is rare that the long-lasting seismic swarm preceded such a large event. Fluid may be an important factor controlling the sequence of earthquakes. To understand the earthquake swarm and the subsequent M7.6 rupture, this special issue focuses on multidisciplinary geoscientific research in the areas of seismology, geodesy, geoelectromagnetism, geochemistry, geomorphology, and geology, and associated phenomena.

This Collection supports and amplifies research related to SDG 11 and 15.

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This Collection welcomes submission of Research Articles. Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you have read our submission guidelines. Articles for this Collection should be submitted via our submission system. During the submission process, under the section additional information, you will be asked whether you are submitting to a Collection, please select "Earthquake Swarm in the Northeastern Part of the Noto Peninsula" from the dropdown menu.

Articles will undergo the journal’s standard peer-review process and are subject to all of the journal’s standard policies. Articles will be added to the Collection as they are published.

The Guest Editors have no competing interests with the submissions which they handle through the peer review process. The peer review of any submissions for which the Guest Editors have competing interests is handled by another Editorial Board Member who has no competing interests.

  1. Seismic activity in the Noto region of Ishikawa Prefecture, central Japan, has increased since August 2020 and has continued as of August 2023. Stress changes due to subsurface sources and increases in fluid p...

    Authors: Tomomi Okada, Martha K. Savage, Shin’ichi Sakai, Keisuke Yoshida, Naoki Uchida, Ryota Takagi, Shuutoku Kimura, Satoshi Hirahara, Ayaka Tagami, Ryotaro Fujimura, Toru Matsuzawa, Eiji Kurashimo and Yoshihiro Hiramatsu
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2024 76:24