Earthquake Research Institute

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Research Field

Marine Geology and Geophysics, Ocean Drilling and Observatory, Geothermics

Current Research

Geophysical characterization of seismogenic zones around Japan.In the last decade or two we have obtained a series of deep-sea drilling and monitoring, seafloor observation, and seismic exploration datasets. This program focuses on integration of these data through numerical modeling toward the assessment of thermal, hydrogeological and stress field in the hanging wall of the seismogenic fault zone of Nankai Trough.

Representative Publications

1. Kinoshita, M., Tobin, H.J. (2013), Interseismic stress accumulation at the locked zone of Nankai Trough seismogenic fault off Kii Peninsula, Tectonophysics, 600C, 153-164.
2. Kinoshita, M., G. F. Moore, and Y. N. Kido (2011), Heat flow estimated from BSR and IODP borehole data: Implication of recent uplift and erosion of the imbricate thrust zone in the Nankai Trough off Kumano, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 12, Q0AD18, doi:10.1029/2011GC003609.
3. Kinoshita, M., G. Kimura, and S. Saito (2014), Chapter 4.4.2 Seismogenic Processes revealed through The Nankai Trough Seismogenic Zone Experiments: Core, log, geophysics and observatory measurements, In Ruediger Stein, Donna K. Blackman, Fumio Inagaki, Hans-Christian Larsen (eds) Developments in Marine Geology Vol 7 - : Earth and Life Processes Discovered from Subseafloor Environment, Elsevier, 641-670.