Discovery Guides Areas


Aftershock: The Continuing Effects of Japan's March 11, 2011 Earthquake
(Released February 2012)

  by Kathryn Mori & Carolyn Scearce  


Key Citations




Resources eLibrary Resources
eLibrary Resources

  1. Japanese police man a checkpoint near the edge of the contaminated exclusion zone around the crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power station is seen through a bus window near Okuma on November 12, 2011. Japan took a group of journalists inside the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant for the first time, stepping up its efforts to prove to the world it is on top of the disaster.

  2. This file photo taken on April 21, 2011 shows Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano announcing that Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan had declared the 20-kilometre evacuation area around the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant a legal no-entry zone, during a press conference at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo. Edano, the face of Japan's government following the March earthquake-tsunami and Fukushima nuclear crisis, will be named new industry minister on September 12, 2011, media reports said.
    JIJI PRESS/AFP/Getty Images

  3. Elementary school children wear fire-proof hoods as part of a nationwide earthquake drill at a Tokyo elementary school on September 1, 2009. People across Japan took part in the disaster drill to prepare for a major earthquake.
Resources taken from Proquest's eLibrary

Charts and Tables
  1. Tohoku-Oki earthquake imaged by the USarray and European network. (a) Location of the strongest high frequency radiators of the Tohoku-Oki earthquake, seen by the USarray (squares) and by the European network (circles). The color denotes the timing with respect to the origin time. The size of the symbols denotes the relative amplitude of the radiators. The black contours map the average slip distribution constrained by geodetic and tsunami data [Simons et al., 2011]. The green ellipses represent the approximate rupture zone of the historical earthquakes. The pink line near the coast indicates the down-dip limit of the megathrust seismicity [Igarashi et al., 2001]. The inset map shows the location of the two arrays with respect to Japan. (b) Location of the 291 USarray and 181 European stations selected for our back-projection analysis.

    A window into the complexity of the dynamic rupture of the 2011 Mw 9 Tohoku-Oki earthquake
    Meng, Lingsen; Inbal, Asaf; Ampuero, Jean-Paul., Geophysical Research Letters 38. 00 (Aug 24, 2011).
  2. a) RMS of travel-time misfit at land stations on the plate boundary for the 2011 Tohoku-Oki earthquake. The star and triangle indicate the locations of main shocks reported by the JMA and USGS, respectively. The purple contour is the same as in Figure 1c. (b) Cross-correlation value between synthetic data and observed arrival time on the land stations. (c) Location of land stations.

    Mantle wedge structure in the Miyagi Prefecture forearc region, central northeastern Japan arc, and its relation to corner-flow pattern and interplate coupling
    Yamamoto, Yojiro; Hino, Ryota; Shinohara, Masanao, Journal of Geophysical Research. B. Solid Earth 116. B10 (Oct 19, 2011).
  3. A[subscript]cos2Î '[/subscript]/A for W phase LHZ Amplitudes as a function of Ïâ2 and Î . The station distribution relative to the Tohoku, Japan earthquake location and strike are plotted as yellow crosses.

    Constraints on the long-period moment-dip tradeoff for the Tohoku earthquake
    Tsai, Victor C; Hayes, Gavin P; Duputel, Zacharie, Geophysical Research Letters 38. 00 (Oct 25, 2011).
Tables taken from ProQuest's Illustrata
  1. Howard Lewis Hall
    Department of Nuclear Engineering, University of Tennessee Governor's Chair Professor
    Nuclear security applications, including proliferation detection, counterproliferation, detection of and response to radiological/nuclear threats, nuclear forensics, radiochemistry, and applications of nuclear-based methods to other security needs (such as explosives detection).

  2. Daniel P. Aldrich
    Assistant Professor, Asian Studies, Purdue University; Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Purdue University
    Professor Aldrich researches state interaction with contentious civil society, the socialization of women and men through experience, and post-disaster recovery. His areas of teaching include environmental politics, NIMBY politics, and comparative and Japanese politics. His research interests include the siting of controversial facilities, the interaction between civil society and the state, and the socialization of women and men through experience. Focused on the ways in which state agencies interact with contentious civil society over the siting of controversial facilities such as nuclear power plants, airports, and dams. His current research investigates how neighborhoods and communities recover from disasters. He has published a number of peer-reviewed articles along with research for general audiences. His research has been funded by grants from the Abe Foundation, IIE Fulbright Foundation, the National Science Foundation, the Reischauer Institute at Harvard University, the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, and Harvard's Center for European Studies

  3. Yong Wei
    Research Scientist, Joint Institute for the Study of Atmosphere and Ocean, University of Washington
    Tsunami modeling and forecast, coastal hazard mitigation, coastal flooding, geophysical data analysis, computational methods and water wave mechanics

Scholars taken from ProQuest's Community of Scholars