Encyclopedia of Complexity and Systems Science

2009 Edition
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Earthquakes, Electromagnetic Signals of

  • Seiya Uyeda
  • Masashi Kamogawa
  • Toshiyasu Nagao
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-30440-3_158

Definition of the Subject

Throughout most of human history, electromagnetic phenomena associated with earthquakes have been repeatedly told. A typical one isearthquake light . Until rather recently, however, most records were in the realm offolklore [31,71]. Since earthquakes are understoodas a catastrophic event to occur when slowly increasing tectonic stress in the earth's crust reaches a critical level, it may well be expectedthat the same stress may give rise to some electric, magnetic, or electromagnetic phenomena (EM phenomena hereafter) and some persistent research on themwas initiated more or less simultaneously in varied parts of the world in the 1980s in two main streams. One was monitoring of possibleemissions from focal regions in a wide range of frequency from DC to VHF,whereas the other was to monitor the anomalous transmission of man-made EM waves of varied frequencies over focal regions. Theoretical and experimental studies on the mechanism of EM phenomena have also...

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Seiya Uyeda
    • 1
  • Masashi Kamogawa
    • 2
  • Toshiyasu Nagao
    • 1
  1. 1.Earthquake Prediction Research CenterTokai UniversityShizuokaJapan
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsTokyo Gakugei UniversityKoganei‐shiJapan