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Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 17, 143-156, 2017
http://www.nat-hazards-earth-syst-sci.net/17/143/2017/
doi:10.5194/nhess-17-143-2017
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Research article
01 Feb 2017
Calculation of coseismic displacement from lidar data in the 2016 Kumamoto, Japan, earthquake
Luis Moya1, Fumio Yamazaki1, Wen Liu1, and Tatsuro Chiba2 1Department of Urban Environment Systems, Chiba University, Chiba 263-8522, Japan
2Research and Development Institute, Asian Air Survey Co., Ltd., Kawasaki 215-0044, Japan
Abstract. The spatial distribution of the coseismic displacements that occurred along the Futagawa fault during the 2016 Kumamoto earthquake of Mw 7.0 was estimated using airborne light detection and ranging (lidar) data. In this study, a pair of digital surface models (DSMs) obtained from the high-density lidar data before and after the mainshock on 16 April 2016 were used. A window matching search approach based on the correlation coefficient between the two DSMs was used to estimate the geodetic displacement in the near-field region. The results showed good agreements with the geodetic displacements calculated from strong-motion acceleration records and coincided with the fault line surveyed by the Geological Survey of Japan.

Citation: Moya, L., Yamazaki, F., Liu, W., and Chiba, T.: Calculation of coseismic displacement from lidar data in the 2016 Kumamoto, Japan, earthquake, Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 17, 143-156, doi:10.5194/nhess-17-143-2017, 2017.
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This paper calculates the coseismic displacement produced during the 16 April 2016 Mw 7.0 Kumamoto earthquake from a pair of digital surface models (DSMs), acquired before and after the earthquake from airborne lidar data. A window matching search approach based on the correlation coefficient was used for this purpose. Results are consistent with the coseismic displacement estimated from strong-motion acceleration records and with the surveyed surface rupture.
This paper calculates the coseismic displacement produced during the 16 April 2016 Mw 7.0...
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