What We Can Do in Seismoelectromagnetics and Electromagnetic Precursors

  • Toshiyasu Nagao
  • Seiya Uyeda
  • Masashi Kamogawa
Part of the IAGA Special Sopron Book Series book series (IAGA, volume 1)


Earthquake (EQ) prediction, in particular short-term prediction, is one of the topmost challenges in modern science. However, the general view of the community is pessimistic. EQ prediction research has been rather heavily biased toward seismology for the last several decades. In addition to seismics, however, the importance of other methods is being recognized. We intend to evaluate the possible role of electromagnetic (EM) approach to this end by introducing examples of precursors needed for short-term prediction. Recent advances in the physics of critical phenomena to be applied to EQ generation mechanism and the possibility of EQ triggering effect of EM pulses will also be mentioned.


Rock Burst Seismic Electric Signal 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Toshiyasu Nagao
    • 1
  • Seiya Uyeda
    • 2
  • Masashi Kamogawa
    • 3
  1. 1.Earthquake Prediction Research Center, Tokai UniversityShizuokaJapan
  2. 2.Tokai University, Earthquake Prediction Research CenterShizuokaJapan
  3. 3.Department of PhysicsTokyo Gakugei UniversityTokyoJapan

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