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Structures, Earthquakes and Tsunami Hazards in the Sea of Japan

Earth, Planets and Space welcomes submissions to this special issue on “Structures, Earthquakes and Tsunami Hazards in the Sea of Japan”.
The Sea of Japan is underlain by back-arc basins above the westerly subducting Pacific plate and exhibits intense tectonic activities so that its coastal regions have sustained serious damages by repeated large historic earthquakes and induced tsunamis. Devastating tsunami and earthquake damages by the 2011 Tohoku-oki earthquake motivated to quantitative estimation of seismic and tsunami hazards of the Japanese coasts including this region, where distribution and geometries of offshore active faults, crust-mantle structures, and timing of past tsunamis still remained less understood. Recent advances in structures and rheology of crust and upper mantle, seismic activities, crustal deformation, and active tectonics of the Sea of Japan region, partly promoted by the 8-year MEXT project called “Integrated Research Project on Seismic and Tsunami Hazards Around the Sea of Japan”, have successfully provided rich and strong constraints on more robust seismic and tsunami hazards. In this special issue, our main goal is to discuss on state-of-the-art methods and results and issues of geophysical and geological observations and modelling, and outcomes to earthquake and tsunami hazards from a background in both geosciences and social sciences. From this standpoint, we highly welcome papers from multidisciplinary research areas including seismology, geophysics, geology, geomorphology, and geodynamic modeling and social sciences that all contribute towards advances in seismic and tsunami hazards of the Sea of Japan and surrounding regions.  

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Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you have carefully read the submission Guidelines  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 'Structures, Earthquakes and Tsunami Hazards in the Sea of Japan'.  All submissions will undergo rigorous peer review and accepted articles will be published within the journal as a collection.

Deadline for submissions: 31 December 2021

Lead Guest Editor

Masanao Shinohara, University of Tokyo, Japan

Guest Editors

Aditya Gusman, GNS Science, New Zealand

Tatsuya Ishiyama, University of Tokyo, Japan

Tomotaka Iwata,  Kyoto University, Japan

Kenji Satake, University of Tokyo, Japan

Tatsuhiko Saito, National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience, Japan

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  1. The evolution history of the Sea of Japan back-arc basin remains under debate, involving the opening of sub-basins such as the Japan and Yamato Basins. Detailed knowledge of the lithospheric structure will pro...

    Authors: Takeshi Akuhara, Kazuo Nakahigashi, Masanao Shinohara, Tomoaki Yamada, Hajime Shiobara, Yusuke Yamashita, Kimihiro Mochizuki and Kenji Uehira

    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2021 73:171

    Content type: Full paper

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