Solid Earth Sciences (S)
Session Sub-categoryCG
Session IDS-CG61
Title Quest for the state & mechanism of subduction-zone earthquake through experiments across-scales
Short Title State of subduction-zone earthquake
Date & Time
PM2 Wed, 24 MAY
PM3 Wed, 24 MAY
AM2 Thursday, 25 MAY
Main ConvenerName Masataka Kinoshita
Affiliation Earthquake Research Institute, University of Tokyo
Co-Convener 1Name Eiichiro Araki
Affiliation Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology
Co-Convener 2Name Hiroko Kitajima
Affiliation Texas A&M University College Station
Co-Convener 3Name Takehiro Hirose
Affiliation Kochi Institute for Core Sample Research, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology
Session Language J
Scope Knowledge on subduction zone earthquake phenomena has considerably increased in the last decade. On the other hand, there are limits to seismological approach alone to comp rehensively elucidate the earthquake mechanism in which phenomena that differ by 10 orders of magnitude in space and time, from earthquake nucleation/growth processes to its driving force. Steps to enable scientific earthquake forecasting should include; monitoring regional seismic/tectonic activity using networked observatories, sampling of and insitu measurement in seismogenic faults and plate materials through ultra-deep drilling, and reproduction/insitu-observation of fracture nucleation processes by high-pressure quantum-beam experiments. Through a close collaboration, we challenge a dynamic imaging of earthquake processes. Based on the proposal approved as a Large Research Master Plan 2020 of the Science Council of Japan, we will deepen the interdisciplinary discussion on subduction-zone earthquakes and the state & property of lithosphere. We welcome, but not limited to, presentations from fields of ocean and land networks observation, seismogenic zone drilling, rock mechanical & quantum beam experiments, fracture process theory, etc.
Presentation Format Oral and Poster
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