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[G04-05] The making of animations of geological phenomena in JAPAN using global geological data.
Keywords:GNSS, JAPAN, crustal deformation, GEONET, epicenter
In this study, we created 3D animations for Japanese crustal deformation using GNSS data obtained by the Geographical Survey Institute of Japan (GSI), and from animations that show the distribution of earthquakes around the world using earthquake catalog data obtained by the United States Geological Survey (USGS). Overall, this would make it easier for school children to understand the Japanese crustal motions and how earthquake work in global distribution. The GSI had already created a 3D animation of Japan, but only for a limited time and area. The utility of that animation was suggested, under KATO (2011), to be applied again to current studies. The newly created animations will help to understand the detailed crustal deformation in Japan and the regularity of earthquakes in the world.
Using these animations in Junior High School education, we hope to change people’s attitude toward nature, especially in relation to big earthquakes and the loss of lives, like in the 2011.3.11 Tohoku earthquake and Kumamoto earthquake, etc.