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Development of a slow earthquake database

Masayuki Kano, Naofumi Aso, Takanori Matsuzawa, Satoshi Ide, Satoshi Annoura, Ryuta Arai, Satoru Baba, Michael Bostock, Kevin Chao, Kosuke Heki, Satoshi Itaba, Yoshihiro Ito, Noriko Kamaya, Takuto Maeda, Julie Maury, Mamoru Nakamura, Takuya Nishimura, Koichiro Obana, Kazuaki Ohta, Natalia Poiata, Baptiste Rousset, Hiroko Sugioka, Ryota Takagi, Tsutomu Takahashi, Akiko Takeo, Yoko Tu, Naoki Uchida, Yusuke Yamashita and Kazushige Obara
Development of a slow earthquake database
Seismological Research Letters (June 2018) 89 (4): 1566-1575


This article describes a database that provides various catalogs of slow earthquakes. The catalogs list the times and the locations of the events, with additional information depending on the catalog. Because these catalogs are provided by a variety of documents in different formats, previous studies that use them must repeat complex procedures for preparing data. To make it more convenient to use multiple catalogs and promote research on slow earthquakes, we compiled a number of catalogs into a standardized format in a single repository, the Slow Earthquake Database, at the University of Tokyo (see Data and Resources). Users can visualize the source locations of multiple slow earthquakes in the database in map views on the website. Convenient access to the database encourages researchers to work on slow earthquakes regardless of their backgrounds. We also expect the database will foster collaboration among researchers in various fields and further the understanding of the mechanisms, environmental conditions, and underlying physics of slow earthquakes. Through the compilation of this database, we established a global standard of slow earthquake catalogs.

ISSN: 0895-0695
EISSN: 1938-2057
Serial Title: Seismological Research Letters
Serial Volume: 89
Serial Issue: 4
Title: Development of a slow earthquake database
Affiliation: University of Tokyo, Earthquake Research Institute, Tokyo, Japan
Pages: 1566-1575
Published: 20180613
Text Language: English
Publisher: Seismological Society of America, El Cerrito, CA, United States
References: 48
Accession Number: 2018-057713
Categories: Seismology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. 1 table, sketch map
N30°21'16" - N35°21'16", E130°00'00" - E135°00'00"
Secondary Affiliation: National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience, JPN, JapanJapan Meteorological Agency, JPN, JapanJapan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, JPN, JapanUniversity of British Columbia, CAN, CanadaNorthwestern University, JPN, JapanJapanese Geological Survey, JPN, JapanKyoto University, JPN, JapanBureau de Recherches Geologiques et Minieres, FRA, FranceUniversity of Ryukyus, JPN, JapanUniversity of Paris Diderot, FRA, FranceUniversity of California at Berkeley, USA, United StatesKobe University, JPN, JapanTohoku University, JPN, Japan
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2019, American Geosciences Institute. Abstract, Copyright, Seismological Society of America. Reference includes data from GeoScienceWorld, Alexandria, VA, United States
Update Code: 201831
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