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Long-Term Evolution of the Deviatoric Background Stress in the Focal Region of the 2011 Tohoku-Oki Earthquake
Li, Tian-Jue1,2
2019-03-01
Source PublicationPURE AND APPLIED GEOPHYSICS
ISSN0033-4553
Volume176Issue:3Pages:1323-1333
AbstractOn 11 March 2011, a giant interplate earthquake of magnitude Mw 9.1 struck Tohoku-Oki area in eastern Japan. The earthquake is acknowledged to have permanently altered the stress field in and around the focal region. To capture the temporal change of the overall stress field, I examined 1251 focal mechanisms, from the NIED MT catalog, that occurred before and after the Tohoku-Oki earthquake from January, 2006 to January, 2017 in the focal region near the subducting slab. The examined observations were grouped into six periods, and based on the selected NIED MT catalog, the stress regime in each period was obtained by using the damped stress tensor inversion method. Based on the temporal evolution of stress rotation, the corresponding deviatoric stress level was estimated using a simplified 2D model. Results of the 10-year seismic stress cycle show that several years before the Tohoku-Oki earthquake, the stress accumulation level seems to have experienced an acceleration process. Studies suggest that this increasingly critically stress state combined with the sufficiently reduced coupling rate off the Tohoku area finally resulted in the unprecedented megathrust event. The coseismic process was violent and released almost all of the deviatoric stress that presented before the main shock. The resultant stress state even reached frictional overshoot. Thus, the postseismic stress pattern in the source region was reshaped significantly, especially for the upper plate and updip portion of the lower plate. After the main shock near the rupture surface, a surprisingly rapid and high-level stress reloading occurred within several postseismic years. To reconcile the classical subduction zone earthquake generation cycle model, the event may be described as an instantaneously decoupled stress state between the upper and inner plates.
KeywordTohoku-Oki earthquake stress rotation stress drop ratio seismic stress cycle
DOI10.1007/s00024-019-02106-6
Funding OrganizationNational Natural Science Foundation of China ; National Natural Science Foundation of China ; National Natural Science Foundation of China ; National Natural Science Foundation of China ; National Natural Science Foundation of China ; National Natural Science Foundation of China ; National Natural Science Foundation of China ; National Natural Science Foundation of China
WOS KeywordM-W 9.0 ; PACIFIC COAST ; SPATIAL-DISTRIBUTION ; RUPTURE ; JAPAN ; MECHANISMS ; MEGATHRUST ; CALIFORNIA ; OVERSHOOT ; CYCLES
Language英语
Funding ProjectNational Natural Science Foundation of China[41474041]
Funding OrganizationNational Natural Science Foundation of China ; National Natural Science Foundation of China ; National Natural Science Foundation of China ; National Natural Science Foundation of China ; National Natural Science Foundation of China ; National Natural Science Foundation of China ; National Natural Science Foundation of China ; National Natural Science Foundation of China
WOS Research AreaGeochemistry & Geophysics
WOS SubjectGeochemistry & Geophysics
WOS IDWOS:000462507200018
PublisherSPRINGER BASEL AG
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.iggcas.ac.cn/handle/132A11/91100
Collection地球与行星物理院重点实验室
Corresponding AuthorLi, Tian-Jue
Affiliation1.Chinese Acad Sci, State Key Lab Geodesy & Earths Dynam, Inst Geodesy & Geophys, Wuhan 430077, Hubei, Peoples R China
2.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Geol & Geophys, Key Lab Earth & Planetary Phys, Beijing 100029, Peoples R China
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Li, Tian-Jue. Long-Term Evolution of the Deviatoric Background Stress in the Focal Region of the 2011 Tohoku-Oki Earthquake[J]. PURE AND APPLIED GEOPHYSICS,2019,176(3):1323-1333.
APA Li, Tian-Jue.(2019).Long-Term Evolution of the Deviatoric Background Stress in the Focal Region of the 2011 Tohoku-Oki Earthquake.PURE AND APPLIED GEOPHYSICS,176(3),1323-1333.
MLA Li, Tian-Jue."Long-Term Evolution of the Deviatoric Background Stress in the Focal Region of the 2011 Tohoku-Oki Earthquake".PURE AND APPLIED GEOPHYSICS 176.3(2019):1323-1333.
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