Pre-Kumamoto Earthquake (16 April 2016) Rupture Lidar Scan

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The 16 April 2016 M7 Kumamoto earthquake ruptured the Futagawa- Hinagu fault zone on Kyushu Island of southwestern Japan. The lidar dataset collected by Air Survey Co., Ltd., of Japan covers the western half of the rupture zone. The acquisition of the imagery closely brackets the timing of the earthquake: The pre-earthquake dataset was acquired on 15 April 2016 and the post-earthquake dataset was acquired on 23 April 2016.

For more information on this dataset refer to the following publications:

  • Scott, C. P., Arrowsmith, J. R., Nissen, E., Lajoie, L., Maruyama, T., & Chiba, T. (2018). The M7 2016 Kumamoto, Japan, Earthquake: 3-D Deformation Along the Fault and Within the Damage Zone Constrained From Differential Lidar Topography. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth.
  • Scott, C., Champenois, J., Klinger, Y., Nissen, E., Maruyama, T., Chiba, T., & Arrowsmith, R. (2019). 2016 M7 Kumamoto, Japan, Earthquake Slip Field Derived From a Joint Inversion of Differential Lidar Topography, Optical Correlation, and InSAR Surface Displacements. Geophysical Research Letters.

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