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BSSA Special Issue on the Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami Now Available

2 May 2013

This special May issue of the Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America (BSSA vol. 103, no. 2B) is a dedicated to the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami. Click to view the table of contents for the issue. A press release for the issue is available here. SSA members should log in to the members' area to access the issue. If you're not a member you may join SSA to receive immediate access to the entire issue or pay to view individual articles at

Issue Highlights

The special issue contains 31 papers (~500 pages) and reflects the unprecedented instrumental information available for the earthquake sequence that was recorded in Japan and around the world. The papers cover aspects of the mainshock, its aftershocks and foreshocks and include analysis of seismograms for earthquake source parameters, strong ground motion and earth structure, as well as use of GPS and geodetic data. Papers also focus on the tsunami, changes in groundwater levels, landslides, and the triggering of tectonic tremor by the mainshock. The issue also includes twelve electronic supplements available on the SSA website.

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