- Tokyo Geographical Society
- 地學雜誌 (ISSN:0022135X)
- vol.103, no.3, pp.201-206, 1994-06-25
Correlation between earthquakes in Kanto region and intermediate-depth earthquakes in Hida region, central Japan is re-investigated. We found that a significant correlation exists between earthquakes with depth of 70 km and deeper in western Kanto and intermediate-depth earthquakes in Hida region, but such a correlation is not seen for earthquakes in eastern Kanto. This result shows that earthquakes occurring in the Pacific slab are well correlated each other, but earthquakes which occur in relation to the subduction of the Philippine Sea plate are not correlated with intermediate-depth earthquakes in the Pacific plate. Intermediate-depth earthquakes in Hida region have a tendency to precede earthquakes in western Kanto. This feature may be related to the dynamics of the plate motion which oceanic plate is pulled by the subducted slab.