Seismic recordings of landslides caused by Typhoon Talas (2011), Japan
Article first published online: 7 JUL 2012
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Geophysical Research Letters
Volume 39, Issue 13, July 2012
How to Cite
2012), Seismic recordings of landslides caused by Typhoon Talas (2011), Japan, Geophys. Res. Lett., 39, L13301, doi:10.1029/2012GL052174., , , and (
- Issue published online: 7 JUL 2012
- Article first published online: 7 JUL 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 7 JUN 2012
- Manuscript Revised: 4 JUN 2012
- Manuscript Received: 25 APR 2012
- Typhoon Talas;
- deep-seated landslide;
 Large deep-seated landslides occurred in Nara, Wakayama, and Mie prefectures of western Japan when Typhoon Talas passed through the region on September 3–4, 2011. Signals of large landslides have been recorded by seismic networks around the world, and overall force estimates have been previously determined for large landslides using long-period waves. This study focuses on the high-frequency waveforms and presents signals of 18 landslides caused by Typhoon Talas (2011). The location of the landslides can be determined by a seismological back-projection technique and these locations correlate with the observed surface features. We have found that the volumes of the landslide correlated with an energy parameter derived from the seismic records.