*** Japan Geoscience Union Mailnews Extra Edition,
No.270 April 26, 2016 ***

Special session

Regarding the 2016 Kumamoto Earthquake, which occurred in April 14th
and 16th ,2016, we will have a special session during the JpGU Meeting 2016.
Here we welcome participants from various fields.
We are waiting for your participation on this session.

[ M-IS34 The 2016 Kumamoto Earthquake and related crustal activities ]

Oral : May 25th (WED) AM1/AM2
Poster: May 25th (WED) 5:15pm-
May 26th (THU) 3:30pm-
Place :Makuhari Messe International Conference Hall/ Convention Hall A

Period of acceptance for submission

Start: April 26th (THU), 2016
Close: May 12th (THU), 2016 at 5:00pm JST

Conveners: Toshitaka Baba, Seiji Tsuno, Takashi Azuma and Kenji Tanaka

An earthquake of M 7.3 occurred on 16 April, accompanied by a foreshock
of M 6.5 two days before, many aftershocks and landslides in Kumamoto and
Ooita Prefectures, Kyushu island, southwestern Japan. The earthquakes were
located along the Futagawa and Hinagu fault zones in the Beppu-Shimabara
graben, generating strong ground motion and surface faults near the epicenter.
It resulted in many fatalities and severe damages of constructions.
Seismic activities were simultaneously activated in the other area,
Aso and Beppu, along the graben.
This session purposes to share information of preliminary surveys and analysis
of the 2016 Kumamoto Earthquake and related crustal activities for further studies.
We would like to also discuss lessons learned from the 2016 Kumamoto Earthquake
for disaster prevention and mitigation. We welcome presentations from a broad range
of fields, such as seismology, geodesy, geology, geography, earth dynamics,
and disaster research.

Invited Lecturers:
Naoshi Hirata, Hiroshi Yarai, Yasuhiro Kumahara,
Shin Aoi and Yasuhiro Suzuki

To submit, login to your membership page and click abstract submission button.
Abstract submission is accepted from April 26th to May 12th,2016.
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Posters will be posted for two days.
In case you can’t post your poster for two days please put your posting time on the board.

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