https://journal.geophysicsjournal.com/JofG/issue/feed Journal of Geophysics 2020-07-11T18:55:24+00:00 Editor-in-Chief, J. Geophys. editor@geophysicsjournal.com Open Journal Systems <div style="height: 100px;"> <div><strong>Journal of Geophysics</strong> (<em>J. Geophys.</em>) is the world's oldest and premier geophysical journal. The journal publishes research of great importance to geosciences, primarily in the areas of theoretical and applied geophysics, tectonophysics, seismology, physical and space geodesy, mathematical geodesy and geophysics, geodynamics, planetary physics, and atmospheric physics. (<a href="/JofG/about#nav-menu">more...</a>)</div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div style="text-align: right; margin-top: -50px;"> <p class="responsiveimg3"><img src="/public/site/images/JoGeoph/openbook.png" alt="Journal of Geophysics"><a href="/JofG/about#nav-menu"><img class="flip" src="/public/site/images/JoGeoph/openbook-flip.png" alt="Journal of Geophysics"></a></p> </div> </div> https://journal.geophysicsjournal.com/JofG/article/view/29 Tomographic imaging of the Andravida blind strike-slip fault (Western Greece) 2020-07-11T13:31:02+00:00 A. Karakonstantis akarakon@geol.uoa.gr K. Pavlou kpavlou@geol.uoa.gr V. Kapetanidis vkapetan@geol.uoa.gr <p>On 8 June 2008 at 12:25 GMT, a large (M<sub>w</sub>6.4) earthquake occurred NE of the town of Andravida in Western Peloponnese, Greece – an area characterized by high seismicity during the last decade. In this study, the local velocity structure of the Andravida Fault Zone (AFZ) is investigated primarily using data recorded during the period 2012-2017 by the Hellenic Unified Seismological Network (HUSN). We selected about 1,500 seismic events recorded by the local HUSN stations as well as the Hellenic Strong-Motion Network (HSMN). By applying tomographic inversion, we produced and interpreted 3D models of V<sub>P</sub>, V<sub>S</sub>, and V<sub>P</sub>/V<sub>S</sub> ratio in the study area. The spatial distribution of the aftershocks, as well as the 3D model derived by Local Earthquake Tomography (LET), provided evidence for the rupture plane. Surface breaks and minor faults are found to be oblique to the main direction of the AFZ, as a result of a restraining bend in Mtn. Movri and the formation of a positive flower-structure in the shallow layers of the upper crust.</p> <p><a href="https://scholar.google.com/scholar?cluster=5001220698575054765" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><img class="scholar" title="Google Scholar" src="/public/site/images/JoGeoph/gs.png" alt="Google Scholar"></a> &nbsp; &nbsp; <strong>ARK</strong>:<a title="ARK Identifier" href="https://n2t.net/ark:/88439/x014750" target="_blank" rel="noopener">/88439/x014750</a> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a target="_blank" rel="noopener"><img class="scholar" title="Copyright Clearance Center" src="/public/site/images/JoGeoph/ccc.png" alt="Copyright Clearance Center"></a> <a title="Copyright Clearance Center" href="https://www.copyright.com/openurl.action?issn=2643-2986&amp;WT.mc.id=Journal%20of%20Geophysics" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Reprints &amp; Permissions</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> 2019-07-12T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) https://journal.geophysicsjournal.com/JofG/article/view/31 Earth body resonance 2020-07-11T13:34:26+00:00 M. Omerbashich hm@royalfamily.ba <p>The full range of 72h-forced, 72 superharmonic resonance periods, is detected in time-series of all 866 earthquakes of (robust averages of) M<sub>w</sub>5.6+ from USGS, EMSC, and GFZ, 2015-2019 catalogs. The resonance is in the 55’–15 days long-periodic band (0.303 mHz–0.771605 μHz) at 99–67% confidence. Moreover, omitting of the 21 overrepresenting events has improved the result. The signal is clear, strong, and stable – demonstrating beyond doubt that M<sub>w</sub>6.2+ seismicity arises due to long-periodic resonance. Remarkably, the natural mode’s cluster was detected too; it averaged 60.1’, while the overall strongest resonance period was also 59.9’, at 2.3 var%, or to within the 1Hz sampling rate – revealing that the 72 h forcer is the modulator of the Earth’s natural period via synchronization. The dominance property of the forcer also follows from detection of its many other fractional multiples: 14/5, 3/2, 5/12, 5/36, etc. After Schumann resonance discovery in the short band (extremely long band of the EM Spectrum), this is the second report ever of a full resonance bundle in any global data, and the first ever in tectonic earthquakes occurrences. The M<sub>w</sub>6.2+ seismotectonics arises via resonance-rupture response of tectonic plates and regions to the resonant phase or its fractional multiples. Fundamental questions of geophysics including earthquake prediction can be solved if the Earth is taken to be a multi-oscillator nonlinear system. As an immediate benefit, the find enables a reliable partial seismic anti-forecasting (prediction of seismic quiescence), months ahead globally. This discovery of mechanically induced extreme-band energy on Earth invalidates the main (heat-transfer) geophysical hypothesis and thus should drastically diminish the role of chemistry in geosciences, specifically of geochemistry.</p> <p><a href="https://scholar.google.com/scholar?cluster=3884139320521185722" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><img class="scholar" title="Google Scholar" src="/public/site/images/JoGeoph/gs.png" alt="Google Scholar"></a> <strong>ARK</strong>:<a title="ARK Identifier" href="https://n2t.net/ark:/88439/x020219" target="_blank" rel="noopener">/88439/x020219</a> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a target="_blank" rel="noopener"><img class="scholar" title="Copyright Clearance Center" src="/public/site/images/JoGeoph/ccc.png" alt="Copyright Clearance Center"></a> <a title="Copyright Clearance Center" href="https://www.copyright.com/openurl.action?issn=2643-2986&amp;WT.mc.id=Journal%20of%20Geophysics" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Reprints &amp; Permissions</a></p> <p><a href="https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.2646487" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><img class="scholar" title="CERN Zenodo" src="/public/site/images/JoGeoph/cern-zenodo.png" alt="CERN Zenodo"></span></a> <strong>DOI</strong>:<a title="DOI Identifier" href="https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.2646487" target="_blank" rel="noopener">10.5281/2646487</a> | <strong>online first</strong>: 18 Apr 2019 CERN</p> <p><a rel="noopener"><img class="scholar" src="/public/site/images/JoGeoph/doublet.png" alt="Paper Doublet"></a> &nbsp; <a title="Paper Doublet with" href="https://n2t.net/ark:/88439/x034508" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Moon body resonance, 63(1):30-42</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> 2019-08-05T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) https://journal.geophysicsjournal.com/JofG/article/view/73 Moon body resonance 2020-07-11T13:35:54+00:00 M. Omerbashich hm@royalfamily.ba <p>The full range of 50 initial, Moon-orbit-forced superharmonic resonance periods is detected in the 1969-1977 time-series of all 12474 consecutive 0.02 Hz moonquakes from the Apollo Program catalog. The resonance is found forcing the strongest-energy (highest-fidelity) part of the 10 hours–100 days (27.78–0.115741 μHz) long-periodic band at 99–67% confidence and below. Resonance signatures of the Moon’s other four long tidal periods – synodic, anomalistic, nodical, and tropical – were also identified but not as separate drivers of body resonance. The spectra were computed using a least-squares spectral analysis method that enabled separation of the signal driver and noise signatures of all lunar tides, as well as extraction of the exact sequence of resonance periods affecting the solid Moon. As the main disruptive phase, the Moon’s orbital period introduces nonlinearity into lunar vibration and thus forces lunar seismotectonics too, giving rise to superharmonic resonance and probably the so-called free librations as well. The spatiotemporally independent computations of Earth and Moon superharmonic resonances from seismicity time-series prove that (the magnification of) macroscopic mechanical resonance is from-quantum-to-macroscopic-scales universal, and therefore as important as gravitation and fundamental forces. I propose then that some of the craters and calderas in our Solar system are petrified evidence of polygonal Faraday latticing. Finally, since only planets with one moon are susceptible to resonance plate tectonics, to prevent Earth energy overload and disintegration, a global geoengineering scheme is proposed to reassign the smaller of Martian moons, Deimos, to Earth so to attenuate Earth plate tectonics while unlocking Mars plate tectonics for natural terraforming.</p> <p><a href="https://scholar.google.com/scholar?cluster=4751721462392538563" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><img class="scholar" title="Google Scholar" src="/public/site/images/JoGeoph/gs.png" alt="Google Scholar"></a> <strong>ARK</strong>:<a title="ARK Identifier" href="https://n2t.net/ark:/88439/x034508" target="_blank" rel="noopener">/88439/x034508</a> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; <a target="_blank" rel="noopener"><img class="scholar" title="Copyright Clearance Center" src="/public/site/images/JoGeoph/ccc.png" alt="Copyright Clearance Center"></a> <a title="Copyright Clearance Center" href="https://www.copyright.com/openurl.action?issn=2643-2986&amp;WT.mc.id=Journal%20of%20Geophysics" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Reprints &amp; Permissions</a></p> <p><a href="https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3376564" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><img class="scholar" title="CERN Zenodo" src="/public/site/images/JoGeoph/cern-zenodo.png" alt="CERN Zenodo"></span></a> <strong>DOI</strong>:<a title="DOI Identifier" href="https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3376564" target="_blank" rel="noopener">10.5281/3376564</a> | <strong>online first</strong>: 24 Aug 2019 CERN</p> <p><a rel="noopener"><img class="scholar" src="/public/site/images/JoGeoph/doublet.png" alt="Paper Doublet"></a> &nbsp; <a title="Paper Doublet with" href="https://n2t.net/ark:/88439/x020219" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Earth body resonance, 63(1):15-29</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> 2019-10-22T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) https://journal.geophysicsjournal.com/JofG/article/view/301 An integrated approach to enhance community resilience in disaster response in Sri Lanka 2020-07-11T18:55:24+00:00 H.M.M.S.D. Herath sonalidherath66@gmail.com A.M.A. Saja saja.aslam@gmail.com R. Piyadasa ranjana@et.cmb.ac.lk Z. Zarouk zihanzar@gmail.com <p>Climate-related extreme geophysical events are among critical global challenges, and Sri Lanka is the second most-affected nation. To minimize disaster impacts and enhance the livability of human settlements, the concept of building community resilience has become crucial in disaster management and preparedness. This paper presents key results and recommendations from an integrated approach to post-disaster recovery interventions and improvements in preparedness activities, to reduce the impact of future disasters and associated risks. We tackled this goal by undertaking a reflective assessment using a case of post-disaster recovery interventions after the floods and landslides of May 2017 in three districts of Sri Lanka. This study emphasizes the need for capitalizing the immediate post-disaster response period to integrate risk reduction and resilience-building activities from the early stages of the recovery timeline.&nbsp; Preparedness and resilience enhancement activities need to align with the Sri Lanka Community Resilience Framework as it can help optimally utilize time and resources to enhance resilience in resources-limited contexts.</p> <p><a href="https://scholar.google.com/scholar?cluster=14396488284702235301" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><img class="scholar" title="Google Scholar" src="/public/site/images/JoGeoph/gs.png" alt="Google Scholar"></a> &nbsp; &nbsp; <strong>ARK</strong>:<a title="ARK Identifier" href="https://n2t.net/ark:/88439/x059916" target="_blank" rel="noopener">/88439/x059916</a> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a target="_blank" rel="noopener"><img class="scholar" title="Copyright Clearance Center" src="/public/site/images/JoGeoph/ccc.png" alt="Copyright Clearance Center"></a> <a title="Copyright Clearance Center" href="https://www.copyright.com/openurl.action?issn=2643-2986&amp;WT.mc.id=Journal%20of%20Geophysics" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Reprints &amp; Permissions</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> 2020-06-30T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) https://journal.geophysicsjournal.com/JofG/article/view/155 The most important scientific discovery of 2019: seismic universe 2019-12-31T00:11:23+00:00 News Staff office@geophysicsjournal.com <p><em>S</em><em>tudy of earthquakes and moonquakes finds strong (M6+) quakes and plate tectonics are caused by externally excited </em><em>resonance instead of mantle convection/inner heat.</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a target="_blank" rel="noopener"><img class="scholar" title="Google Scholar" src="/public/site/images/JoGeoph/gs.png" alt="Google Scholar"></a> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <strong>ARK</strong>:<a title="ARK Identifier" href="https://n2t.net/ark:/88439/x042047" target="_blank" rel="noopener">/88439/x042047</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> 2019-12-31T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c)