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dc.contributor.authorYagi, Yujien
dc.contributor.authorOkuwaki, Ryoen
dc.contributor.authorEnescu, Bogdanen
dc.contributor.authorKasahara, Amatoen
dc.contributor.authorMiyakawa, Ayumuen
dc.contributor.authorOtsubo, Makotoen
dc.description.abstractWe constructed the rupture process model for the 2016 Kumamoto, Japan, earthquake from broadband teleseismic body waveforms (P-waves) by using a novel waveform inversion method that takes into account the uncertainty of Green’s function. The estimated source parameters are: seismic moment = 5.1 × 1019 Nm (Mw = 7.1), fault length = 40 km, and fault width = 15 km. The mainshock rupture mainly propagated northeastward from the epicenter, for about 30 km, along an active strike-slip fault. The rupture propagation of the mainshock decelerated and terminated near the southwest side of the Aso volcano; the aftershock activity was low around the northeastern edge of the major slip area. Our results suggest that the rupture process of the mainshock and the distribution of aftershocks were influenced by the high-temperature area around the magma chamber of Mt. Asoen
dc.publisherSpringer Natureen
dc.rights© 2016 The Author(s). This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made.en
dc.subject2016 Kumamoto earthquakeen
dc.subjectRupture processen
dc.subjectForeshocks and aftershocksen
dc.subjectMt. Asoen
dc.subjectMagma chamberen
dc.titleRupture process of the 2016 Kumamoto earthquake in relation to the thermal structure around Aso volcanoen
dc.typejournal article-
dc.type.niitypeJournal Article-
dc.identifier.jtitleEarth, Planets and Spaceen
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