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Subduction-zone megathrust earthquakes: New perspectives from insitu data & laboratory analyses

In the last decade or two, an enormous amount of new findings has been gained about activities and characteristics of seismogenic zones. They include a variety of phenomena along subduction zone megathrusts, ranging from creep to earthquakes including slow earthquakes surrounding the locked zone, high-velocity slip and low frictional strength. 
In this SPEPS article collection, we invite authors to contribute innovative research or reviews on subduction zone megathrusts, both in presently active ones and onland outcrops. The approaches may include, but are not limited to, results from a wide range of disciplines including observational geodesy and seismology, geological and geophysical studies of present and ancient subduction zones, borehole logging and monitoring, laboratory experiments, and theoretical and numerical modeling.

  1. Content type: Research article

    Megathrust earthquakes have occurred repeatedly at intervals of 100 to 150 years along the Nankai Trough, situated in the southwest of Japan. Given that it has been 70 years since the last event, the occurrenc...

    Authors: Masaru Nakano, Mamoru Hyodo, Ayako Nakanishi, Mikiya Yamashita, Takane Hori, Shin-ichiro Kamiya, Kensuke Suzuki, Takashi Tonegawa, Shuichi Kodaira, Narumi Takahashi and Yoshiyuki Kaneda

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2018 5:30

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