Variability of megathrust earthquakes in the world revealed by the 2011 Tohoku-oki Earthquake

@article{Koyama2012VariabilityOM,
  title={Variability of megathrust earthquakes in the world revealed by the 2011 Tohoku-oki Earthquake},
  author={Junji Nagano Koyama and Kazunori Yoshizawa and Kiyoshi Yomogida and Motohiro Tsuzuki},
  journal={Earth, Planets and Space},
  year={2012},
  volume={64},
  pages={1189-1198}
}
The seismicity of the Pacific coast of Tohoku, Japan, has been investigated in detail and characterized into regional seismic segments. The 2011 megathrust earthquake of Mw 9.0 on 11 March ruptured almost all of the segments in that area, causing devastating tsunamis. The prime factor that had not been recognized before is the double segmentation along the Japan trench: The apparent absence of earthquakes in the trench-ward segments as opposed to the Japan Island-ward segments that have… CONTINUE READING
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