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Dr. Hiroo Kanamori

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Hiroo Kanamori ..., 21 Oct 2015 [cached]
Hiroo Kanamori California Institute of Technology, United States of America
"The fact that within six months ..., 27 Sept 2012 [cached]
"The fact that within six months we have understood this much - that is really quite impressive," said Hiroo Kanamori, a professor emeritus at Caltech, and a revered figure among geophysicists. He was not involved in the research.
Kanamori, who has studied large earthquakes for decades, said that vast improvements in both the quality and quantity of instruments, and of methodology, has allowed the science to make unprecedented strides forward.
"If this had happened 40 years ago, it would have taken a few years to even understand what it was," he told OurAmazingPlanet.
And although he said the event certainly was surprising, he noted that it's only surprising from the perspective of a human lifetime - "not on the geological time scale," he said.
For seismologist Hiroo ..., 19 May 2011 [cached]
For seismologist Hiroo Kanamori, Caltech's Smits Professor of Geophysics, Emeritus, who was in Japan at the time of the earthquake and has been studying the region for many years, the most significant finding was that a large slip occurred near the Japan Trench. While smaller earthquakes have happened in the area, it was believed that the relatively soft material of the seafloor would not support a large amount of stress. "The amount of strain associated with this large displacement is nearly five to 10 times larger than we normally see in large megathrust earthquakes," he notes. "It has been generally thought that rocks near the Japan Trench could not accommodate such a large elastic strain."
The researchers are still unsure why such a large strain was able to accumulate in this area. One possibility is that either the subducting seafloor or the upper plate (or both) have some unusual structures-such as regions that were formerly underwater mountain ranges on the Pacific Plate-that have now been consumed by the subduction zone and cause the plates to get stuck and build up stress.
"Because of this local strengthening-whatever its cause-the Pacific Plate and the Okhotsk Plate had been pinned together for a long time, probably 500 to 1000 years, and finally failed in this magnitude 9.0 event," says Kanamori.
CSTV » 2011 » March, 1 Mar 2011 [cached]
"I never thought this kind of [event] could happen" in this region, says Hiroo Kanamori, a seismologist at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena.
Earth, Planets and Space (EPS)/Editorial Board, 17 Mar 2015 [cached]
- Hiroo Kanamori, California Institute of Technology, U.S.A.
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