Imaging the distribution of transient viscosity after the 2016 Mw 7.1 Kumamoto earthquake

@article{Moore2017ImagingTD,
  title={Imaging the distribution of transient viscosity after the 2016 Mw 7.1 Kumamoto earthquake},
  author={James D P Moore and Hang Yu and Chi-Hsien Tang and Teng Wang and Sylvain Barbot and Dongju Peng and Sagar Masuti and Justin Dauwels and Ya-Ju Hsu and Val{\`e}re Lambert and Priyamvada Nanjundiah and Shengji Wei and Eric Lindsey and Lujia Feng and Bunichiro Shibazaki},
  journal={Science},
  year={2017},
  volume={356},
  pages={163-167}
}
The deformation of mantle and crustal rocks in response to stress plays a crucial role in the distribution of seismic and volcanic hazards, controlling tectonic processes ranging from continental drift to earthquake triggering. However, the spatial variation of these dynamic properties is poorly understood as they are difficult to measure. We exploited the large stress perturbation incurred by the 2016 earthquake sequence in Kumamoto, Japan, to directly image localized and distributed… CONTINUE READING