The Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America was made aware of an investigation conducted in 2021 by Kyoto University regarding potential fraudulent activities in articles authored by Aiming Lin. The investigation identified 37 cases of “fabrication or alteration of figures” published in seven journal articles, including Lin et al. (2013, 2017).

The Seismological Society of America’s publication committee evaluated the impacted Figures 1, 2, 4, and 5 in Lin et al. (2013) and Figures 2 and 4 in Lin et al. (2017). The committee determined that while the figures may have been prepared without proper diligence,...

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