My research is focused on the generation mechanisms of earthquakes and
related phenomena, especially "slow earthquakes" and the relation
among them through the data analysis obtained with seismic and geodetic
Asano, Y., K. Obara, T. Matsuzawa, H. Hirose, and Y. Ito (2015), Possible shallow slow slip events in Hyuga-nada, Nankai subduction zone, inferred from migration of very low frequency earthquakes, Geophys. Res. Lett., 42, 331-338, doi:10.1002/2014GL062165
Hirose, H., T. Matsuzawa, T. Kimura, and H. Kimura (2014), The Boso slow slip events in 2007 and 2011 as a driving process for the accompanying earthquake swarm, Geophys. Res. Lett., 41, 2778-2785, doi:10.1002/2014GL059791
Ueno, T., T. Saito, K. Shiomi, B. Enescu, H. Hirose, and K. Obara (2012), Fractional Seismic Velocity Change Related to Magma Intrusions During Earthquake Swarms in the Eastern Izu Peninsula, Central Japan, J. Geophys. Res., 117, B12305, doi:10.1029/2012JB009580.
Hirose, H., H. Kimura, B. Enescu, and S. Aoi (2012), Recurrent slow slip event likely hastened by the 2011 Tohoku earthquake, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 109, 38, 15157-15161.
Shibazaki, B., K. Obara, T. Matsuzawa, and H. Hirose (2012), Modeling of slow slip events along the deep subduction zone in the Kii Peninsula and Tokai regions, southwest Japan, J. Geophys. Res., 117, B06311, doi:10.1029/2011JB009083.
Matsuzawa, T., B. Shibazaki, K. Obara, and H. Hirose (2013), Comprehensive model of short- and long-term slow slip events in the Shikoku region of Japan, incorporating a realistic plate configuration, Geophys. Res. Lett., 40 (19), 5125-5130, doi:10.1002/grl.51006