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Bogdan Dumitru ENESCU

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Ph. D. Theses


The March 11, 2011 Tohoku Off-shore megathrust earthquake (Mw9.0) - Stress changes and related seismicity patterns


Main Research Interests:

Triggering of earthquakes & non-volcanic tremor

Seismicity patterns & earthquake hazard

Tomography & earthquake relocations

Temporal variations of seismic properties

Co-seismic & Post-seismic Deformation


Recent papers (for a complete list, see please Publications & Meeting Prezentations link)(h-index = 11, ISI Web of Knowledge, calculated on August 29, 2012; for a citation report by Google Scholar, click here):

Lengline, O., B. Enescu, Z. Peng, and K. Shiomi, Decay and expansion of the early aftershock activity following the 2011, Mw9.0 Tohoku earthquake, Geophys. Res. Lett., 39, L18309, doi:10.1029/2012GL052797, 2012. [pdf]

Hirose, H., H. Kimura, B. Enescu, and S. Aoi, Recurrent slow slip event likely hastened by the 2011 Tohoku earthquake, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 109, 38, 15157-15161, doi:10.1073/pnas.1202709109, 2012 (PNAS WEB)  (Research highlight, with explanations in Japanese, on NIED webpage).

Enescu, B.,S. Aoi, S. Toda, W. Suzuki, K. Obara, K. Shiomi, and T. Takeda, Stress perturbations and seismic response associated with the 2011 M9.0 Tohoku-oki earthquake in and around the Tokai seismic gap, central Japan, Geophys. Res. Lett., 39, L00G28, doi:10.1029/2012GL051839, 2012. [pdf]

Marsan, D. and B. Enescu, Modeling the foreshock sequence prior to the 2011, MW9.0 Tohoku, Japan, earthquake, J. Geophys. Res., 117, B06316, doi:10.1029/2011JB009039, 2012. [pdf]

Peng, Z., C. Aiken, D. Kilb, D. Shelly and
B. Enescu , Listening to the 2011 magnitude 9.0 Tohoku-Oki, Japan earthquake, Seismol. Res. Lett. , 83, 2, 287-293, doi:10.1785/gssrl.83.2.287, 2012. [pdf]

Woessner, J., Hainzl, S., Marzocchi, W., Werner, M.J., Lombardi, A.M., Catalli, F.,  Enescu, B. , Cocco, M., Gerstenberger, M.C., and S. Wiemer, A Retrospective Comparative Forecast Test on the 1992 Landers Sequence, J. Geophys. Res., 116 , B05305, doi:10.1029/2010JB007846 , 2011. [pdf]

Toda, S., and B. Enescu , Rate/state Coulomb stress transfer model for the CSEP Japan seismicity forecast, Earth Planets Space , doi:10.5047/eps.2011.01.004, 63, 171-185, 2011.
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Aoi, S., Enescu, B., Suzuki, W., Asano, Y., Obara, K., Kunugi, T. and  K. Shiomi, Stress transfer in the Tokai subduction zone from the 2009 Suruga Bay earthquake in Japan, Nature Geoscience, 3, 7, 496-500, doi:10.1038/ngeo885, 2010. Supplementary information ; Press release (in Japanese).

Cocco, M., Hainzl, S., Catalli, F., Enescu, B., Lombardi, A.M., and J. Woessner, Sensitivity study of forecasted aftershock seismicity based on Coulomb stress calculation and rate- and state-dependent frictional response, J. Geophys. Res., 115, B05307, doi:10.1029/2009JB006838, 2010.
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Koulakov, I., Zaharia, B., Enescu, B. , Radulian, M., Popa, M., Parolai, S., and J. Zschau, Delamination or slab detachment beneath Vrancea? New arguments from local earthquake tomography, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst. (G3) , 11, 3, Q03002, doi:10.1029/2009GC002811, 2010. [pdf]

Enescu, B. , Hainzl, S. and Y. Ben-Zion, Correlations of seismicity patterns in Southern California with surface heat flow data, Bull. Seismol. Soc. Am., 99, 6, 3114-3123, doi:10.1785/0120080038, 2009. [pdf]

Wang, L.F., Wang, R., Roth, F., Enescu, B. , Hainzl, S., and S. Ergintav, Afterslip and viscoelastic relaxation following the 1999 M7.4 İzmit earthquake, from GPS measurements, Geophys. J. Int., doi:10.1111/j.1365-246X.2009.04228.x, 178, 1220-1237, 2009. [pdf]

Hainzl, S., Enescu, B., Cocco, M., Woessner, J., Catalli, F., Wang, R. and F. Roth, Aftershock modeling based on uncertain stress calculations, J. Geophys. Res., 114,  B05309, doi: 10.1029/2008JB006011, 2009.
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Enescu, B.
, Mori, J., Miyazawa, M., and Y. Kano, Omori-Utsu law c-values associated with recent moderate earthquakes in Japan, Bull. Seismol. Soc. Am., 99, 2A, 884-891, doi: 10.1785/0120080211, 2009.
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Iio, Y., Shibutani, T., Matsumoto, S., Katao, H., Matsushima, T., Ohmi, S., Takeuchi, F., Uehira, K., Nishigami, K., Miyazawa, M., Enescu, B., Hirose, I., Kano, Y., Kohno, Y., Tatsumi, K., Ueno, T., Wada, H., and Y. Yukutake, Precise aftershock distribution of the 2004 Mid-Niigata prefecture earthquake—Implication for a very weak region in the lower crust, Phys. Earth Planet. Inter., Elsevier Science, 172, 345-352, doi:10.1016/j.pepi.2008.10.014, 2009.


Enescu, B., Struzik, Z.R., and K. Kiyono, On the recurrence time of earthquakes: insight from Vrancea (Romania) intermediate-depth events, Geophys. J. Int., 172, 395-404, doi:10.1111/j.1365-246X.2007.03664.x, 2008. [pdf]

Hainzl, S., Christophersen, A., and B. Enescu, Impact of earthquake rupture extensions on parameter estimations of point-process modeling, Bull. Seismol. Soc. Am., 98(4), 2066-2072, doi: 10.1785/0120070256, 2008. [pdf]

Mori, J., Kano, Y., and B. Enescu, Comparison of early aftershock sequences for the 2004 Mid-Niigata and 2007 Noto Hanto Earthquakes in Central Japan, Earth Planets Space, Terra Scientific Publishing Comp., Tokyo, 60, 151-154, 2008.
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Enescu, B., Mori, J. and M. Miyazawa, Quantifying early aftershock activity of the 2004 mid-Niigata Prefecture earthquake ( Mw 6.6), J. Geophys. Res., 112, B04310, doi:10.1029/2006JB004629, 2007. [pdf]

Nanjo, K.Z., Enescu, B., Shcherbakov, R., Turcotte, D.L., Iwata, T., and Y. Ogata, The decay of aftershock activity for Japanese earthquakes, J. Geophys. Res. , 112, B08309, doi:10.1029/2006JB004754, 2007. [pdf]

Enescu, B., Ito, K., and Z.R. Struzik, Wavelet-based multiscale resolution analysis of real and simulated time series of earthquakes, Geophys. J. Int. , 164(1), 63-74, doi:10.1111/j.1365-246X.2005.02810.x, 2006.
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Earthquake Hazard Division (EQH)*;   Research Center for Earthquake Prediction (RCEP)*;

Disaster Prevention Research Institute;

Kyoto University 


*While presently I am not affiliated with DPRI, I keep these web pages for convenience (some older information that is not available otherwise) as an alumni of RCEP and EQH. I thank the two insitutions for hosting these web pages.



Bogdan Enescu,
Department of Geophysics
Graduate School of Science
Kyoto University
Kitashirakawa, Oiwake-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8502, Japan
Tel: +81-(0)75-753-4293 ; Fax: +81-(0)75-753-4189

E-mail address: bogdan3j@gmail.com